In April 2017, exactly 2 years after my diagnosis, I am running the Virgin London Marathon for CLIC Sargent. Whether you can donate 10p, £20, or £250 - anything will make a difference to a baby, child, or young adult facing cancer.
My charity is CLIC Sargent, the UK's leading cancer charity for young people. Their vision is to change what it means to be young with cancer by providing vital emotional, financial, and practical support during a very scary and worrying time for both the child and their family and close friends.
On 4th April 2015, I was diagnosed with a Stage IC1, Mucinous Adenocarcinoma, or Ovarian Cancer, at the age of 19 after the testing of my tumour was sent back positive. This meant I then needed 6 doses of Carboplatin chemotherapy administered every 3 weeks in the Christie's Young Oncology Ward, to ensure my cancer did not spread elsewhere in my body .
In September 2015 , at the end of my treatment, I was given the news that I would not need treatment for the foreseeable future. All my scans were free of any large cysts and my blood levels were back to normal. Therefore I am now in Remission for 5 years providing all my good results and good health stays stable.
As well as raising money and awareness for CLIC Sargent to help support young children and adults with cancer, alongside my fundraising I also aim to promote awareness of Ovarian Cancer, it's symptoms, diagnosis and treatment by sharing my story and speaking to anyone who is willing to listen.
My journey with CLIC Sargent has changed me. Fighting cancer isn't just about surviving, it's also about coming out the other end being a tough little cookie with the future you deserve right in your grasp.
Please help me make this a reality for other children and young adults just like me.
Seren's London Marathon 2017
I am running the 2017 Virgin London Marathon for CLIC Sargent because I want to support children facing cancer.
We fight for young cancer patients to ensure they thrive, not just survive.