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Steve Garland

Cap in hand for the kids...

I'm running the London Marathon for my sins for The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust because Kids & cancer are 2 words that don't fit together.

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  • Event: London Marathon 2017, 23 Apr 2017

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust

We help people affected by retinoblastoma to help them see a brighter future

Charity Registration No. 327493

Story

Hi guys,

I've decided to have a big try at running a long way to raise some cash for  a cause that is very close to me. 

My little brother pretty much almost died from retinoblastoma (a rare form of eye cancer) when he was 3. Luckily he recovered and he's always been my parents favourite because of it. I'm not bitter though, in fact i'm really grateful for all of the incredible work they did with us as a family growing up.

Retinoblastoma is often genetic and hereditary meaning that our family had to travel down to St. Barts hospital in London from our home in Nottingham every 6 months for eye check ups... I only had to do it once as an older sibling but my parents, younger brothers and sister had to endure the nastiness of going nil by mouth, being anaesthetised and examined bi-annually to ensure the cancer wasn't present in them too.

If it wasn't for the great work of CHECT - the support they provide and the dedication they show then it would have been unbearable.

I know my parents leaned on them for support and advice in a time before Google had the answers to medical questions. They also organised Christmas parties, get together's and had endless patience for us all. 

Although my brother lost his eye, he kept his life thank to the quick thinking and foresight of the doctors and specialists that looked after him so that's why I'd like to put a tiny spotlight on a charity that did an incredible amount for my family. To support their work and help them carry on making a vital difference in the lives of families and children with retinoblastoma. 

So if you could see your way to throwing a couple of quid at me it would mean the absolute world... It might not be a charity that's on your radar but rest assured - they do the best work and your money will be used to improve the lives of people going through a pretty awful period of their lives - trust me, first hand, it was grim and little breaks in the clouds we're pounced on and treated with the utmost gratitude in my house!

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