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I have chosen to do this Trek and raise money for HCUK because my Dad was diagnosed with Oesophageal Cancer last summer. After many years of trips to the Doctor about continual heartburn, he was simply sent away and told to take gaviscon. It was only when he saw a locum doctor at his local surgery who recognized that this could be something more and sent him for an endoscopy. Just weeks after his 70th birthday they found a big ugly tumour. Since then my Dad has undergone Chemo and radiotherapy and on the 25th February this year a full Oesophagectomy at Addenbrookes in Cambridge. He is one of the lucky ones – he is on the long road to recovery, and he should eventually make a full recovery. This cancer has gone off like a bomb in the centre of our family and we have met many brave and caring individuals – both medical personnel and fellow sufferers (some who are not going to make it out the other side).
I really feel that I need to do something to help those who are taking the same journey that we did, and to say thank you to those who helped us. So I have chosen a challenge that befits the challenges that my Dad has been through, and continues to go through. Nepal is a place that he has always wanted to visit – and now he can experience it through me.
I am funding the trip myself so every penny that you donate goes to a great cause helping those dealing with this terrible disease, and helping to prevent more people suffering.
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