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Carol Jarvis

Fundraising for The Christie

Doing a 5k obstacle course and Paragliding for The Christie because after 9 years, they have saved my life!

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  • Event: having been successfully treated at The Christie for 8 years!

The Christie

We fund life-changing and life-saving work to support cancer patients at The Christie

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Story

For those of you who don't know me, I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2004. My prognosis was good at the start, as it is regarded as a very cureable cancer. Unfortunately I was in the very small minority, and my treatments were non-stop for over 9 years. Many standard chemotherapy regimes, instensive Radiotherapy, intensive chemotherapy, 3 experimental clinical trial drugs, 2 transplants, but finally I have reached remission.

My aim of raising £10,000 might be a bit ambitious, but now I have gained back some energy, I feel it's time to do some daredevil stunts to help raise some much needed funds. I started with the longest zip wire in Europe, and now it's time for something else:

A 5k run may sound pathetic after so many people I know ran marathons recently, but I have to start somewhere. This 5k run I'm doing tomorrow is with huge obstacles! And just a few days later I will be running off the side of a hill and paragliding! ARGH! I'm mad!

If you want to learn more about The Christie, which houses the biggest clinical trial centre in the world, cut and paste this link and watch the video: http://www.christie.nhs.uk/the-christie-charity/current-appeals/htu.aspx#.UNCx8CxLOYh.twitter 

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  • Carol Jarvis mid-intensive chemo
  • Carol and Mum at The Christie
  • Carol teasing the nurses - lack of veins +7

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