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Ian Speakman

10YFAN i Macsen

I am taking on the 10YFAN challenge to raise money for Kids Cancer Charity because it supports families like mine....

144 %
raised of £3,500 target
by 174 supporters
  • Event: Ten-Y-Fan, 12 May 2018 to 13 May 2018
  • Team: 10 Y Fan 2018

Kids Cancer Charity

We support children affected by cancer to help improve their quality of life

Charity Registration No. 1113821


Ym mis Mai 2016 pan oedd ein mab bach Macsen yn ddim ond 13 mis oed cawsom y newyddion torcalonnus fod ganddo lewcemia. Ddwy flynedd yn ddiweddarach mae o'n llawn bywyd, yn ein cadw ni'n brysur, yn gwneud i ni wenu a chwerthin bob dydd ac ar wahan i ambell glwyd i fynd drosti a rhwystr i'w oresgyn mae o'n ennill y frwydr. 

Penwythnos nesa mae Ian yn mynd i wneud rhywbeth 'chydig bach yn wallgo i godi arian at Kids Cancer Charity. Mae o wedi derbyn her 10 y Fan...

May 2016 - my son Macsen was only 13 months old and was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) - overnight our world was turned upside down. He was immediately admitted to the Noah's Ark Children's Hospital in Cardiff to begin a gruelling six months of intensive chemotherapy treatment. 

Within a month he was in remission and we started breathing again. 

Somehow life with childhood cancer became our new normal - in and out of hospital regularly for lumbar punctures and intravenous chemotherapy. 

Just before Christmas of the same year, Macsen started what they call maintenance treatment - less intensive and involves mainly oral chemotherapy and lumbar punctures. It lasts three years for boys. He is now half way through this and apart from the odd hospital stay he is enjoying life, attending a nursery, entertaining his brother and keeping his Mam and Dad busy....

Pen y Fan at 886m is the highest mountain in south Wales and my challenge is to reach the summit 10 times within 24 hours. Over the past two years I have seen strength and determination in the children receiving cancer treatment at Noah's Ark Rainbow Ward in Cardiff - they'll be my inspiration to achieve this goal. 

Your donations will go to Kids Cancer Charity. 

This charity (as well as others such as Latch, Dreams and Wishes and Noah's Ark Hospital) offers practical support to parents like us at the most difficult of times and provides gifts and positive experiences for children like our little Macsen and his big brother Math.


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