As many of you know I lost my fiance to this b#%@&*d disease in 2012 almost 1 year to the date that he was diagnosed with a brain tumour, glioblastoma. This particular type of brain tumour is incurable and best chances of survival are currently 5 years tops.
We were absolutely dumbstruck and heartbroken when we heard the diagnosis and I completely shut down. How could this even be possible?
The treatment was brutal - something I wouldn't wish anyone to go through. The pain of watching someone you love go through this disease is unbearable. You wish with all your being that you can help, take the pain away and make them smile. He never complained and took on each challenge with amazing positivity which made me love him even more. He has been such an inspiration to me and I miss him very much.
Fast forward to 2017 and my grandad too was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Luckily he has had treatment and continues to be the kick ass, stubborn person he is and is currently in remission.
I am running to raise money for cancer research to help further the advances in treatment, diagnosis and follow up care to try and give everyone the chance to beat cancer.
This disease ruins dreams and hopes, ripping families apart. I HATE IT.
Please donate if you hate it too and I will run my best race on the 5th.