“Emily is not one for rapid or enthusiastic movement” - the immortal words written by my first school head teacher in my year 3 report that have haunted me well into my adult life. Well look out, Mrs Embury, i’m about to move incredibly rapidly and enthusiastically for a whole 20km!
Dad was diagnosed with with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukaemia) in June 2018. He went through all the treatment - intensive chemo, clinical trials and eventually a bone marrow transplant in the October. It was a rollercoaster that none of us wanted to be on but Dad powered through it like a hero.
He received amazing care throughout his treatment and we are so grateful as a family to organisations like Cure Leukaemia, for all the work they do it trying to prolong and save the lives of those with this horrible disease.
Despite the Drs best efforts, the Leukaemia returned in February and our brilliant Dad (and husband to our Mum) died in March this year. 💙
Cure Leukaemia helps blood cancer patients to access pioneering drug and transplant treatments by funding a network of specialist research nurses across the UK. Without these nurses, to ensure patients are monitored and cared for, clinical trials of these new treatments would not run and patients, that have exhausted standard treatment options, would miss out on potentially lifesaving therapies. Every penny raised for Cure Leukaemia helps save lives and also hastens global progress towards the eradication of all forms of blood cancer.
“For me to live is Christ and to die is gain” - Philippians 1:21
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” - Hebrews 12:1-2