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Emily Woodroofe

Emily treks the Alps

Fundraising for The Christie

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  • Event: Trek the Alps, 04 Sep 2019

The Christie

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

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

This September, I will be attempting a 3-day, 46km trek through the Alps to help fund a 4D CT scanner and redevelopment of the Radiology Department at The Christie Hospital. This will be the most gruelling challenge I have yet attempted after becoming a permanent prosthetic leg user and now having to hike on crutches - crossing 3 countries and ascending approximately 3 Snowdons in 3 days.

The Christie is a specialist cancer center, heavily investing in research and pioneering techniques to combat cancer. Radiology is often an overlooked area but it is a critically important part of the journey for all patients whether a scan be for diagnosis, intervention in surgery, to investigate the progression of a disease or to track the success of treatment. As treatment for cancer becomes ever more sophistcated, progress is stifled by the lack of cutting edge technologes to image what is going in the body at more and more precision.

To be able to combat cancer further, we need a new 4D CT scanner ad the redevelopment of the ST department that is needed with it. It is a pioneering project, the first of its kind in Europe, and will allow for CT scans to be taken like a video over time rather than just the 3D picture we have at the moment.

Working as a radiographic aide in the CT departmet, I see the icredible impact imaging has on patients and also how inadequate the layout of the department is becoming for the sheer volume of patients we see. That's why I fervently believe raising money for a new 4D CT scanner and radiology departmet is crucially important for every single patient we encounter.

Thank you ever so much for reading my croud funding page - wish me luck!

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