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Tabitha Kassem

The bush is back... and running!

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  • Team members: stini the bush
  • Event: 2010 ING New York Marathon, 07 Nov 2010

Cavernoma Alliance UK

We raise awareness of cavernoma to improve the lives of people affected

Charity Registration No. 1114145

Story

As many of you will recall (possibly because you too shared hairless winter months with me!), in November 2009 I underwent an 8 hour awake craniotomy to remove the Cavernoma in the right frontal lobe of my brain.

 

The last 12 months have been an adventure, involving my re-learning how to use my left arm and a rather ginger puppy…

 

To commemorate my surviving the operation, life in general, and to support the charity that helpe me enormously through the difficult times (Cavernoma Alliance UK) I will be running the New York marathon on 7 November 2010….. *yes, yes… I know… even a craniotomy did not manage to make me any sane*

 

I write to ask whether any of you would be kind enough to sponsor me in this endeavour. All donations will go to the Cavernoma Alliance UK, a charity that greatly supports fellow cavernoma sufferers through advice, information sharing, and medical support. Do please visit our website to find out more about the condition and what we do: http://www.cavernoma.org.uk/home.html

 

In asking this, I completely recognise how truly generous and outstanding you all were a year ago in sponsoring the ‘Shave the Bush’ event (or even shaving your heads with me) [http://www.shavethebush.org] and so please do not feel obliged to sponsor me now. I was truly blown away by the support that I received and I have no doubt that if it were not for this support, I would not be the healthy happy person I am now.

 

Having said all that, any donations will – as ever – be incredibly gratefully received.

 

Lastly, should you fancy a giggle and/or a better look at some of the pictures taken of me during and after the operation, check out my 5 minutes of fame care of the following link: http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/news/771078/I-was-awake-for-an-8-hour-brain-op.html

All my thanks in advance for any donations you may make - and rest assured I'll be sure to share some pictures of the marathon if I make it!!

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