Firstly I'd like to say thank you to everyone who donated and supported me last year! My wedding dress race was great and I was fortunate enough to help raise extra awareness though it and some local media.
This year will be different. No wedding dress in sight but I will have another surprise that I can not reveal just yet ;). Trust me it will be worth the wait.
The surprise!: I'm pregnant with my first baby and will be doing race for live not only for my mum but also as a first time mum! I'll be 18 weeks pregnant by the time race for life comes around.
A sponsor for me is a sponsor for baby too <3
For those who are new or unaware of why I do race for life here is my story: In late 2014 my mum Karen Baker started to fill ill, she struggled to keep food down and began losing a lot of weight. Multiple doctors told her she was fine and that her not eating was more of an eating disorder. Hospitals told her it was just a stomach ulcer. Well in February of 2015 mum was finally diagnosed with duodenal cancer. It was to late by then. The cancer had moved to other organs and was terminal. We were told she would have 6 months (on average) to live with chemo to slow it down. Unfortunately mum was to sick at this point to accept the chemo. Her health deteriorated very quickly so she was admitted to Haven Hospice who where wonderful. Though out all of this I was trying to speed the process up for my wedding as it was my deepest wish that my mum be there. Things didn't go to plan. Mum passed away the day before my wedding. Heartbroken. She knew she wouldn't be able to make it there in body, But I truly believe she was there by my side giving me the strength to get though the day. My mum is my inspiration, she was such a kind and loving person. She is missed dearly every second of everyday.
Please donate what you can, my goal this year is to raise awareness of early detection as if mum had been diagnosed earlier she may have still been here today.
Thank you <3
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