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Raising money for children suffering from cancer for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity because Sadly my own daughter passed away from cancer

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The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

We fund life-saving research to help cancer patients everywhere.

Charity Registration No. 1095197

Story

Please take a minute to read and help us.

On 30th October 2014 I lost my beautiful baby girl to cervical cancer. This in itself is the hardest thing any parent can face.

Some people reading will know Emma and some may not. Emma was beautiful, crazy, wild and a funny person loved by everyone that knew her. It broke my heart for life to lose her to a cancer that if diagnosed early enough can be cured. I can't change what happened to Emma but as an indication of how strong Emma is, she planned the details of her amazing funeral and everything leading up to it whilst staying strong and positive throughout which I now know was to protect those around her.

Emma had two things that she wanted me as her father to continue after she passed. I spoke about these to her nearest and dearest at her funeral.

1) Emma was scared that after losing other young friends on our journey that she would be forgotten. Anyone who knows Emma knows this is impossible; in actual fact it's the only thing I ever think or talk about.

2) Emma hated the fact that she was going to lose her life to an illness that could have been cured. She asked that I with support from everyone else raise awareness of cervical cancer and her wish was that we could just prevent the same thing happening to one other person.

On our journey we were cared for by The Royal Marsden Teenage Unit and Clic Sargent Children's Cancer Charity.

The medical staff in the unit looked after Emma through this whole experience and to be honest whilst the whole thing was horrendous it would have been ten times worse without these people now my personal friends.

The teenage and young people's unit is amazing; there are children and young people from birth up to 24 being treated; some will survive and some will lose their lives.

Emma's challenge is to do something for the teenage unit that is needed to support the kids, nurses or parents who are going through a similar experience.

The challenge is to find 250 friends, family and others who want to help to raise £100 each to make a total of £25000. How you raise the money is entirely up to yourselves; the more creative the better and anything in Emma's name will be keeping her memory alive.

I make no apologies for a long message; I think I could write a book about how good this cause is.

EMMA if you are looking down and watching; I love you, I miss you and I will never let anyone forget you.

Broken-hearted forever

Dad xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  • One of Emma's favourite places
  • Emma as a cheeky Baby +13

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