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Shine London 2018 - Full Marathon
22 - 23 Sep 2018

55,000 steps for Luke

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Kelly Harrison

Total raised

£692.00

+ £124.25 Gift Aid

276 Complete
276% of £250.00 target
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I'm walking at Shine Night Walk in the fight to beat CHILDHOOD cancer - this one's for you Luke!

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!

Latest updates

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Aidan Conway

2018-09-28T09:03:06+00:00

£25.00

Kelly,

Congrats on completing the course. Working with JP is great preparation for such a gruelling event 😉

AC

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Hannah, Pete, Lauren, Jess & Pip

2018-09-27T13:59:13+00:00

£20.00

+£5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Kelly, amazing effort xx

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Rachel Elizabeth Bartlett

2018-09-27T06:04:32+00:00

£20.00

+£5.00 Gift Aid

Well done for your guts and perseverance Kelly!

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Charlotte Coker

2018-09-26T12:30:54+00:00

£20.00

+£5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Kelly from the Southern Hemisphere! Very proud of you and lots of love to Julie, Luke & Family ❤️Xxx

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Yasmeen Ibrahim

2018-09-26T10:27:43+00:00

£10.00

+£2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Jayne. What an achievement.

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Gina & John

2018-09-25T18:21:29+00:00

£10.00

+£2.50 Gift Aid

Congratulations girls well done love Gina & John XXX

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Cause

Childhood cancer

Each year, around 1,500 children are diagnosed with cancer in the UK. Thanks to major advances in research, around three-quarters of children with cancer now survive. Help Cancer Research UK discover better and kinder treatments for all cancers and to continue to improve overall survival for childhood cancer.