Losing my wonderful Dad to cancer was the hardest thing I have had to accept, and every day I learn to live with it. Not a day goes by that I wish we never lost him.
My Dad collapsed very suddenly and was rushed to hospital where he became unconscious. After a few tests, he was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma cancer which had metastasized to his brain and he passed away 5 weeks later. I was lucky enough to be able to spend those 5 weeks by his side in the hospital even though he was in a coma. I say lucky because I know so many families who aren't that fortunate and even more so now with Covid-19.
Medical Specialists told us that my Dad would have been living in tremendous pain prior to him being admitted to hospital. However, he never missed a day of work, nor did he complain about any pain. He was the light of my life and always so optimistic, he was there whenever I needed him and even when I didn't. He taught me to be the strong woman I am today and I will fight as hard as he did to help anyone affected by cancer, especially for my Uncle Charlie (my dads brother) who is currently fighting cancer.
After a year where vital cancer trials have been delayed, the Race for Life is more important than ever.
That's why I'll be taking part in a Very 2020 Race for Life. Every pound you can donate will go towards Cancer Research UK’s groundbreaking work, so please sponsor me today!
We won’t let 2020 stop us.