In April this year our lives were turned upside down. I can still remember answering my phone and hearing those words, unable to comprehend the reality of the situation. I leapt up from my desk, explained to my colleagues and ran across to Northampton General Hospital.
Trevor (my father-in-law) had been suffering from stomach issues and generally feeling unwell for around 6 months, after numerous tests he was diagnosed with IBS and Gaul stones. A few weeks before Trevor was due to have his Gaul bladder removed the DR’s ran another test. It was then that we discovered that he had pancreatic cancer. As the weeks passed the cancer spread to his liver, then 6 weeks after his diagnosis Trevor passed peacefully at home.
Trevor was a husband, father, grandad, friend and my future father in law. He was popular, kind, supportive and fun to be around. Words cannot describe the pain of this loss, his family are also my family and whilst together we are strong, nothing will heal the pain of this sudden loss.
One memory I’ll always cherish dearly is how supportive Trevor and his
wonderful wife Lynn were of my Fiancé and I. They took me under their wing, they embraced us living with them when we were in-between homes, worked tirelessly on our home renovation and always came to watch us race.
Trevor always took an interest in the races we attended and regularly asked how my social media efforts were going. Therefore it feels only fitting that I dedicate every race I run this year in memory of Trevor.
The events I’ve got lined up so far are:
Pretty Muddy 5km
Wolf Run 10km
The Colour Run
Bear Gyrlls 10km
Windsor Half Marathon