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Taking part in the Tough Mudder event in July for Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust because I have personally been effected by Thyroid cancer.

147 %
raised of £100 target
by 15 supporters
  • Team members: Stephanie, Richard B, Abbi, Russ, Richard R.
  • Event: Tough Mudder Classic Yorkshire 2019, 27 Jul 2019 to 28 Jul 2019

Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust

Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust is the first registered charity in the UK dedicated solely to the support of people affected by Thyroid Cancer. We offer information,advice and support from fellow patients. BTCT is a multi award winning charity,its founder was awarded the MBE IN 2014.

Charity Registration No. 1108932


Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

After finding a lump on the 29th of April 2017 my life changed . After more scans than I can remember, a biopsy, and an operation in Barnsley resulting in a damaged vocal chord I was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer at age 31. At that point I decided to wait before continuing treatment. I chose this time to celebrate what I had and enjoy making memories with my children aged 5 and 1, my husband, family and close friends. 

June 2018 I embarked on a second surgery with a high risk that I would wake being unable to breath without a tracheostomy tube in. Thankfully this operation went as well as it could in Sheffield and I returned home to recover before beginning treatment at Weston Park. September 2018 after a strict low iodine diet I had my radioactive iodine course which meant being in seclusion for what seemed like a lifetime.... Months of medication reviews,check ups and lasting side effects have started off this year for me.
Mentally I am exhausted.
Physically I am getting there.
I am totally overwhelmed with the continued support I have been shown and cannot thank you all enough. I have received countless cards, flowers, presents, even a holiday (thanks to the British Legion) and unmeasurable amounts of love, I feel truly blessed.
I'm not sure I could have got where I am today without you all.

Monday 15th April 2019 at age 33 I was told I was Cancer Free...

I now want to give something back and use this as a focus to get the "new" me back up there and enjoy this second chance.

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