My Nan was probably one of the kindest and most loyal people you’ll ever meet. If I couldn’t hear her voice in my head saying “you can do anything you want to,” I wouldn’t have signed up for the marathon today.
If I’m being completely honest, up until my Nan was diagnosed with bowel cancer when I was 17, I’d never thought much of cancer. Seeing my nan- who was the life of the party- slowly be taken over by a disease was probably one of the most terrifying and confusing things I’ve had to go through.
I’m lucky my Nan had a good long life. However, I understand that cancer doesn’t chose an age it effects anyone.
One thing I know about my Nan is that she cared about people. It didn’t matter who you where, or what you did, she would always make time for you.
I know my Nan would do anything to help someone that was in pain or struggling. That’s why I want to run the marathon. Not just for my nan, but for everyone hurting due to cancer.