Sheffield 5k 2017
9 Jul 2017

A member of Hannah's team

• Hannah's Fundraising Page •

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Hannah Kinsell

Total raised


+ £186.25 Gift Aid

88 Complete
88% of £1,000.00 target

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I'm racing for myself: I beat my grade 4 brain tumour! Also for ward M3 at Sheffield Children's

• Hannah's Story •
On 31 July 2014, when I had recently turned 15, I came home from a festival with a severe headache and an inability to speak. 8 hours later in A&E, a scan revealed I had suffered a brain haemorrhage and I was rushed to Sheffield Children's Hospital. After staying in hospital for 2 weeks and undergoing physiotherapy, speech, language and eye issues, I was finally allowed to return home.

However, a scan revealed that after my haemorrhage had cleared up, the doctors had found a lump on the left side of my brain. I had my first brain operation on the 19th November 2014. The lump was removed and anaylised; I had been diagnosed with a grade 4 glioma. Another brain operation in May 2015, radiotherapy, two different types of chemo, blood transfusions and hundreds of hospital visits later, there has been no cancer in my body for a whole year

I am so grateful and lucky to be alive today. What happened to me was a miracle, but there are thousands and thousands of people every day who will receive a similar diagnoses. Without the wonderful team at Sheffield Children's Hospital, and the support of my friends and family, I wouldn't have been able to cope half as much as I have. Cancer is a terrifying illness - it affects you and the people around you in the worst way, even after remission. This is why I was determined to participate in this Race For Life - I am racing for myself and the people in my ward who can't.

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Aiden Strong



So proud of you Han xx


Karen Bradbury



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck and enjoy ??


Rachel Batty



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Have a great day and good luck xx


Lez Valentine




Briony Frith



+£1.25 Gift Aid

Best of luck girls. Xxx


Caroline Biebuyck (school friend of your mum's)



+£5.00 Gift Aid

What a life story so far, Hannah. Well done for taking part in this and good luck for the future!

Total raised£885.01



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