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So...I am cycling from London2Paris on behalf of Cure Leukaemia in dedication to a living hero I am fortunate enough to be able to call my friend.
Adam Joyce is a 20 year veteran Fire Fighter - he saves lives. He is also Master of Ceremonies for England Rugby, an excellent DJ (he once tried to teach me in Ibiza but soon realised he had a challenging student), leads a Samba band, and somehow finds time to raise thousands of pounds for charity!
He has also survived Leukaemia...
Adam became involved with Cure Leukaemia following a shock diagnosis when he was 22 years old. He was a fit and healthy firefighter in Birmingham, only 2 years earlier embarking on the start of his dream career. Adam had minimal symptoms of tooth ache and tiredness; easily dismissed by most, but he soon learned that both were related to a rare form of blood cancer that threatened his life.
Adam was given a 50/50 chance of survival even with intensive, conventional chemotherapy treatments that saw him suffer the all-too familiar side effects of total hair loss and losing 3 stone in weight. He became a shadow of the fit and active young man he was. Adam was told very early-on that if the chemotherapy was unsuccessful then it would be potentially very difficult to find a bone marrow match for him owing to his very small family with no siblings. There was only 1 form of treatment available to Adam, and all other patients at that time - intense chemotherapy.
Adam was strong and lucky enough to survive. Many didn't and still don’t. It doesn’t need to be this way. This was all before the charity 'Cure Leukaemia' was born, founded by the Professor who saved Adam’s life.
Having survived such a life-threatening illness Adam has been doing everything he can to raise awareness and funds to hopefully allow other leukaemia patients to follow a similar path and hear the three amazing words Adam heard all those years ago - "you are cured".
Adam is the most positive and inspirational person you could ever wish to meet. By supporting me in this ride, you can help more heroes like Adam live a better life, avoid unnecessary suffering and ultimately, survive.
Please support me and help us to take the gamble out of blood cancer survival.