Grace's Skipping Challenge Giving Page
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Thanks for visiting my fundraising page. I’m going to complete 100 skips every day in October to help raise money for Cancer Research UK. Please show your support and help fund life-saving research by donating to my page. Cancer can hit you at any age and it can hit you hard! Last year I battled breast cancer with my family and closet friends by my side. Within the space of 7 months I underwent a diagnosis (couldn’t BELIEVE it!), a mastectomy, 16 rounds of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, then straight onto hormone therapy and bone infusions. I decided to keep this completely to myself because I absolutely didn’t want my 3 girls knowing anything about what I was going through. It’s something in time I will speak with them about but I believe they are much too young at the moment. Let me tell you that if the disease itself isn’t bad enough the current treatment for it is nothing short of barbaric. Undergoing weekly chemotherapy alone was like being stuck in a sort of hell for 7 months, not just for me but for my family too. I also wore a cold cap during my treatment which froze my head to -4 degrees, not pleasant but again it saved the majority of my hair so my children were none the wiser. The journey is not yet over for me, I need a few more ‘tweaks’! Cancer is something that changes your entire life, you come out of this experience a whole new person with a whole new attitude towards life and living. It invades your thoughts in the depths of the night - ‘what if it comes back?’, ‘I’ve used up one of my lives and if it comes back it’s secondary and I’m screwed,’ ‘I don’t want to leave my girls without a mum’, ‘I want to be there for them when they have their own families’ ‘I want to see them get married’ - and then you bury it away throughout the day. But I have decided you either let it consume your life or you try and get on with living! On top of battling this horrific disease myself, this past year I also had to watch it steal the life of one of my closet friends and our community lost an amazing lady. My Aunty is currently battling cancer and my other Aunty is living with secondary breast cancer. I have also watched another young lady fight this disease and she is still battling on, she’s an inspiration (you know who you are 😜). So you see at some point in our life cancer is going to touch us all or someone we know and/or love. I want to raise money to fight this disease, to help find new treatments, to help support the patients and their families. It is the least I can do. So this is my first challenge, please donate whatever you can, big or small … it will all make a difference.
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