In 2011 I was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer. I was told to write off 2012 with a view to getting my life back in 2013, but no guarantees!
Although the life I got back was not the life I had previously enjoyed, I returned to work in 2013 and in 2017 I was discharged as a cancer follow up patient.
Each year since 2013 I have done Race for Life in glorious Sefton Park. This year, on the day of the Sefton Park event I will be playing Casca in Liverpool Network Theatre's production of Julius Ceasar at nearby Sudley House. So I am taking a gamble on the Aintree event, where I will bear in mind that I am not a racehorse.
While the NHS is in crisis, people like me are still being "cured" of cancer. There are new breakthroughs in treatment all the time, but funding is needed to keep up the momentum and ensure that cancer survival rates continue to improve.
Please donate something as all the small amounts really do add up.