I've chosen to take on another full Marathon walk. This time I am raising funds for research into CHIDHOOD CANCERS. My reasons for the fund raiser are a little more personal this year. Something I thought I'd never hear from my best friend is that her boy has cancer. That scary word that we all dread, but sadly this happened and our little lad Luke has been doing an amazing job with his intense treatment. This past year has turned their world upside down and normal family life adjusted dramatically to deal with this horrid disease. Luke is doing amazing and is now onto the next two years of his chemo (onwards and upwards Luke) :-)
This summer Luke said to me, "If they raised enough money then they should make a medicine you can take and Bammmm!!! you're fixed". I’m certain that one day we will get there, but the only way this turns into a reality is by helping fund more research. If you’d like to donate then your money will go direct to supporting CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH. And If you do donate then here's a huge Thank you for the support, I don't need it but Luke does - this one's for you little buddy!
.... Here's Luke's story: Luke was a normal 11 year old active boy, full of life and always loved his sports and spending time with his family and friends. In November 2017 we noticed a change in his voice and his lymph glands around his neck were swollen, so we got them checked out as any normal worried parent would do. We had one appointment after the other and after a few weeks we were finally given the answer that was devastating, he was diagnosed with T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. We were sent to John Radcliffe Hospital where he started his initial treatment which we where informed would be over a course of 3 years and 3 months. A month into his treatment he was scanned and we were amazed to hear that he was in complete remission! Although this is the case, he would still need to continue the ongoing intense treatment until 2020 to ensure the cancer would not return. He is being amazingly brave and it is a battle every day, but he takes it in his stride. The NHS have been amazing and John Radcliffe share care with Wexham Park Hospital for his treatment so that he can have a lot of the care whilst being at home and trying to have a normal life, going to school etc as much as he can.
Luke has now begun the final 2 years of his cancer treatment and also just started high school. He is super brave in my eyes and has a heart of gold, so let's raise some pennies to help find that magic instant cure he dreams of.
Thank you for reading and for your donations and support!