This year I'm running the Race for Life as part of Team Katie. My lovely friend Katie was diagnosed suddenly in September 2017, after showing no symptoms, with a rare form of neuro endocrine cancer. The cancer is rare in adults and even more so in children, and the cancer was found in Katie's liver, pancreas, spine and lung. As the cancer was so rare and so widespread, the doctors were not sure if chemotherapy would work, so they would scan after 2 rounds of chemo. The second dose had to be reduced in strength as it made her so ill. She ended up in hospital for about 6 weeks. She didn’t eat for about 12 weeks and lost so much weight. To date, Katie has undergone 6 rounds of chemotherapy. After the last chemo in February, she began to gain her strength and began to regain her appetite once again.
Since her diagnosis, Katie has had to cope with surgery, chemotherapy and prolonged stays at Manchester Children's Hospital. I have been absolutely blown away by the strength of character and courage Katie has shown through all of this, and that of her amazing family (who i'm lucky enough to have as work colleagues).
If Katie can get through all of this with a smile on her face I can most certainly drag myself round 10k!!
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