Hello, my name is Richard Lal.
Myself and Jamie Fearn are running the Great North Run of 13.2 miles, and the Great South Run of 10 miles to raise money for Brain Tumour UK in memory of my Brother, Robin Lal
Robin was a handsome, creative, jovial, caring and loving 25 year old, whose time was cut short at the cruel fate of having a brain tumour.
Robin was looking forward to a successful career after his graduation in July 2009, but sadly Robin was diagnosed in November 2009, when he was just twenty three years old.
He initially underwent extensive surgery to remove most of the tumour, followed by twelve weeks of radiotherapy to eradicate what could not be surgically removed. The tumour remained stable until December 2010, after which he started on chemotherapy treatment.
Robin was incredibly brave, strong and remained quick-witted, this allowed him to lead a fun lived life with his family and long-term girlfriend, Hannah, who remained by his side 24/7.
Cruelly, in November 2011 the tumour became aggressive, despite his operation, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other treatments,
Robin never let his hardship affect his good spirits, his courage, his optimism, his love of life and his astonishing sense of humour.
Robin’s wish was to raise money for charity, always thinking of others. Brain Tumour UK is one of many charities he chose to raise for, in order to improve the lives of others.
I am supporting him to deliver his wish by running the Great North Run of 13.2 miles alongside my friend Jamie Fearn and the Great South Run of 10 miles alongside my family and friends.
To continue to raise money we are also holding a fundraising musical event at The Benn Hall, Rugby on the 14 September.
We all miss him greatly, and we know that his spirit will live on in our hearts and in our actions.
By contributing here, you can help improve treatment to save other affected individuals from the same anguish and heartache we have all suffered as a result of Robin being taken from us.
Thank you for supporting
Also check out Robin’s others chosen charities
http://www.justgiving.com/Robin17 - Willow Foundation
http://www.justgiving.com/Robin17Myton - Myton Hospice