This March, in memory of my sister who died 23rd March last year, I’m walking 10,000 steps a day throughout the month to help beat cancer.
Every day as I walk, I’ll remember her humour, grace, intelligence and silliness and not what cancer has taken from my family or the grief I feel for myself, my nieces and my family. I’m determined to do this for her.
Leani fought her aggressive cancer, a GIST, for 14 months. It makes me think if it could happen to her, it could happened to any and every one. I have massive moments of anxiety about this now - how can you live knowing you could be gone at any moment? How did she cope saying goodbye to those gorgeous girls? Could I do it with the same grace she did?
These days, I am generally busy with my teens and toddlers and prefer my small window of free time to be sat on the sofa drinking wine. Since having Tilly, I’m not hugely active because she’s a limpet who wants to be held or fed all the time, so this is a big challenge for me. It might not be a marathon, but to me it’s a mountain!
Life is worth living - with all its difficulties, annoyances and set backs, I am here and I’m doing this to honour her.
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