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Seeking donations for the JoLt 2018 trip for Journey of a Lifetime Trust (JoLt) because I will be going and need to contribute to costs

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Journey of a Lifetime Trust (JoLt)

For the past 25 years, the JoLt Trust has taken countless disadvantaged, ill and disabled teenagers on journeys of a lifetime. During these month-long expeditions to remote places like Alaska and the Andes they learn confidence, trust, respect, self-worth and teamwork.

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In 2014, after nine months of misdiagnosis I was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma – a rare form of cancer - in my right femur and surrounding soft tissue. Since then my world has changed quite considerably.  I underwent a year of chemotherapy and three lots of surgery.  On top of that I also had C-Difficile and Typhlitis (not good!!).  The good news is that I am now in remission, however, I have been left with a number of disabilities which have made life more challenging.  I have an internal prosthetic in my right leg, an ankle-foot orthotic and I get around either on crutches, or in a wheelchair.  Sadly, the chemotherapy has also affected my eyesight, my hearing, and I have more recently been diagnosed with arthritis in my hands and wrists.  In addition, to the aforementioned my stamina is very reduced and I suffer from chronic pain. All of this means that I have ongoing hospital appointments - the good thing is that they are no longer weekly!!

My oncology consultant at the John Radcliffe Hospital sponsored me for a place on the 2018 Journey of A Lifetime. The idea behind the trip is to make a difference to the lives of the young people on the trip and that new found confidence will influence their future.  Since my diagnosis my life has been challenging and I have been heavily supported by the medical professionals and my family.  I would like to see that this trip will encourage my independence and push my physical boundaries so that I can become less reliant upon my Mum and Grandma in the future, and also ready for college which I will attend in September.

Having gone through the application and interview process I was delighted to learn that I have been awarded a place on this year's trip.  The trip is to Peru, Ecuador and The Galapagos Islands.  As a part of the trip I have been asked to raise some money toward the cost of going which will exceed more than £5,000.  

http://www.jolttrust.org.uk/

I will be doing some fund-raising activities myself - selling some of my belongings and I am hoping to hold a small fund raising event.

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