Following the year we have had, I am sure we all feel a huge appreciation for the NHS. It seems befitting that at this time, we also acknowledge the amazing work being done by Cancer Research UK.
On 4th May 2000, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, aged twenty seven and eight weeks pregnant. I felt that my world had fallen apart, the fear of having cancer and the prospect of being told to terminate my pregnancy to start treatment immediately. Against initial medical advice, I decided to continue with my pregnancy and take the chance of delaying treatment till after my baby was born. I was fortunate to be under the care of an Oncologist who supported my decision and I was closely monitored during my pregnancy.
Maanav was born in December 2000 and my chemotherapy started in March 2001. Having had treatment, I was told that I probably can’t and shouldn’t have more children, but Pranav was my little miracle four years later.
Twenty years have passed since I had chemotherapy and radiotherapy and to mark this milestone, I would like to raise more money for Cancer Research. It is through their incredible work that treatments continue to be discovered and advanced to help more people survive this awful disease. I feel blessed and lucky to have had a second lease of life to be surrounded by my loving family and friends. I would like more people to be as fortunate as I have been.
My target for Walk All Over Cancer is to do at least 90000 steps per week, with a minimum of 10000 per day. I would really appreciate any contribution that you would be able to make to towards supporting Cancer Research UK.
Thanking you in anticipation for your kind donations, however big or small, it will all make a difference.