Sharon Collins

Celebrating Jodie's 2 Years in Remission!

Fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support
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Sharon Collins's fundraising, 1 July 2011
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In 2008, at the age of 31, my sister Jodie was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.  This diagnosis came only a month or two after our Dad died of cancer. 

For 2 years, Jodie fought this cancer undergoing many rounds of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and, in the end, a stem-cell transplant.  Throughout this ordeal, I never heard her complain once about what she was going through.  She simply put on a brave face and 'got on with it'.  There was even a bit of humour along the way to lighten the many hours spent in hospital wired up to various machines.  I probably never told her how much I admired the way she dealt with it all.  Her strength and attitude are an inspiration to all of us.

Last month, Jodie reached the important milestone of 2 years in remission.  To mark this important occasion I am planning to run a 10k race on July 17th at Castle Combe racetrack to raise money for Jodie's favourite charity - Macmillan.  This race will be no picnic for me as I'm rubbish at running, but I just wanted to do something to pay my respects to Jodie and everyone else that has been affected by cancer, and the wonderful Macmillan nurses that provide such valuable support to individuals and families.      

Many, many thanks for your kind donations.

Love & best wishes,



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