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2017 Vitality London 10,000
29 May 2017

A member of Lavallin team

Abigail's 10K Fundraiser

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Abigail Lavallin

Total raised

£1,448.11

+ £287.50 Gift Aid

144 Complete
144% of £1,000.00 target
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My mum and family

My mother was first diagnosed with cancer in 2008. She had Stage 3 Breast cancer which required immediate surgery followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. All was looking promising and we were given the all clear.

Then in January 2012 it came back with a vengeance in the form of breast cancer. This time in both breasts and both axilla meaning a mastectomy on both sides was needed. A simultaneous reconstruction was attempted but majorly backfired causing a dangerous infection. After months of treatment mum was finally given the all clear for a second time.

Things went great for a few years, she came to watch me at conference where Georgia Southern kicked butt. Mums motivation and presence meant the world to me and my team.

At the age of 56 cancer decided to return yet again. Mum was diagnosed on Valentines Day with Secondary Brain cancer. This cancer is inoperable so the only option was to have Radiotherapy to the brain. Unfortunately this comes with some serious side effects which have caused mum to lose much of her vision, her balance and the right side of her body is completely numb. The outcome was not looking good. Despite all this she is a serious trooper and still fights on two years later.

Mum is currently on Herceptim every three weeks and remains a fighter. Without her daily support I would not be the person I am today. She has supported me and guided me through the toughest stages of my life so far, no matter what she herself is going through.

As a way of saying thank you for all the support mum and the numerous hospitals, doctors and nurses have provided, I am going to train for something I've never done before. I am try to raise money to help a great cause, any donation big small would be greatly appreciated to help others like my mum.

Donate to my page today and help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

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Latest updates

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Jeremy Lavallin

2017-06-06T11:51:04+00:00

£100.00

+£25.00 Gift Aid

From Pat & Jon,
Very proud of you both....now the half marathon..with your little sister

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Liz Elstub

2017-05-31T12:12:50+00:00

£20.00

+£5.00 Gift Aid

Massive achievement - well done

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Lee M

2017-05-25T13:36:15+00:00

£100.00

+£25.00 Gift Aid
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Maria Deacon

2017-05-24T19:57:47+00:00

£50.00

+£12.50 Gift Aid

Go Lavallin team. You'll do just fine and I have no doubt your inspirational mum is very proud of you all xxx

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Jan Warner

2017-05-24T14:09:51+00:00

£10.00

+£2.50 Gift Aid

Go for it Abbie good luck. Stay strong Bev and everyone else out there suffering

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Sioban Parker

2017-05-22T20:49:04+00:00

£50.00

+£12.50 Gift Aid

Enjoy every step. We are behind you all the way and admire you and your wonderful mother for this incredible challenge.
xxxx

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