I have a fear of heights. I don't like leaning out of upstairs windows, going onto a roof, climbing a tree. I hate cable cars! I found going to the second tier on the Eiffel Tower terrifying. To be honest the last thing I want to do is a skydive. However, 41,000 are diagnosed with bowel cancer each, of whom 16,000 are lost to this awful illness each year, so I aim to conquer my fears and hopefully raise some funds at the same time.
There can’t be many people out there who haven’t had cancer in their family at one time or another.I have to admit that I knew very little about bowel cancer until my mother was diagnosed with the illness in 2012. After undergoing three operations Mum was in remission, until the cancer came back towards the end of 2014. She had her fourth operation at the beginning of 2015, and made a complete recovery. However towards the end of 2015 the cancer returned once again, and Mum had another lung operation in March 2016. Sadly at the same time the cancer the cancer also spread to her brain, and her health began to deteriorate, and she passed away peacefully in August 2016 four and a half years are being diagnosed. This jump is for Mum..
Bowel cancer is the second highest cancer killer in the UK, but if detected early it can be successfully treated in 97% of cases, with patients living for 5 years or more.
All the funds that I raise from the skydive are being donated to Bowel Cancer UK/ Beating Bowel Cancer, which is the UK's leading bowel cancer charity.
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Many thanks, Tim