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Jo Bowen

Jo's TikTok Skipping Challenge Giving Page

Total raised

£40.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

26%% Complete
26% of the £150.00 target
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Tue 28 Feb 2023

Jo Bow skipping challenge 2023

To raise as much as I can for Cancer Research in memory of my Mum and Brother

In memory of

Margaret Bowen my amazing Mum

2nd Feb 1952 - 26th Jul 2022

My Story

Thanks for visiting my fundraising page. I’m going to take on 100 skips a day in February to help raise money for Cancer Research UK. Please show your support and help fund life-saving research by donating to my page. I am doing this in memory of my brother who passed away in 2005 aged 29 with Melanoma (skin cancer) . Also my Mum who sadly passed away in July 2022 after a short bit aggressive illness being Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma (Non Hodgkin’s lymphoma) which were three tumours on her brain which were inoperable. Mum came to stay with me the beginning of May 2022 as it was her wedding anniversary and she wanted to visit my Dads grave at the church as he sadly passed away in January 2021. She was her normal self and we walked to the local shop, she went and had her hair done and there were no signs of any illness. I went on holiday to Gran Canaria and FaceTimed her whilst I was away and again her normal self. I returned on 17/05/22 and she came over from Wales on 19/05/22 dropped off by my brother. Within 15 minutes of her presence I noticed she was not herself, very quiet, not conversations and she fell asleep. She had also texted my daughter gobbly gook text and not remembered doing so. When my brother came to collect her a few hours later he said she had been doing strange things at home the past few days, I made him take her to the GP. Gp checked her over and said it was a UTI and gave a course of antibiotics. A few days later I FaceTimed her and she was awful looked very distant and suddenly drawn and ill looking. I advised my brother to call an ambulance. She had become immobile and incontinent the day before. She was taken into Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth where tests and scans were conducted and found she had something on her brain. These were diagnosed as tumours and she was then transferred to Cardiff University Hospital for Craniotomy. She was returned to Bronglais as the tumours were inoperable and end of life care was started. She lost the function to swallow and was asleep all the time. She heard the family talking and if she agreed with what we were saying she would raise her eyebrows and squeeze our hands. One day she opened her eyes and looked at me and smiled I said “welcome back stranger, I love you mum “ she replied “love you too” then closed her eyes, these were the last words she spoke. I stayed by my mums bedside from the time she returned from Cardiff until she passed away on 27.07.22. Losing my mum and Dad 18 months apart has totally destroyed me. Everyday I wish they were both still here and the gap without them is immense. The grief and pain is off the scale and It hurts so much that sometimes I struggle to breathe. Please help me raise funds for cancer research so they can carry on doing their valuable research to help others Thank you Jo xxxx

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