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Julia Grimes

Juby's go for it fund-raiser

Total raised


+ £27.50 Gift Aid

60%% Complete
60% of the £200.00 target


Sun 1 Jan 2017

In memory of

Sue Grimes

My Story

First of all Sue was an amazing mum in law. She was without doubt the kindest person I had the pleasure to know. She loved her family and her friends. She was totally selfless and I can't tell you how funny she was! She had an amazing smile and personality. She was wonderful through and through. On 9th December 2015, her husband Harry's 70th birthday, she was taken to hospital with a suspected urine infection. She was in so much pain it was awful to witness. After a CT scan that night a surgeon told us the dreadful news that she needed urgent bowel surgery after the scan showed a perforation in her colon. We was told that even with the surgery she would be very poorly but without it she wouldn't survive. Sue agreed to the surgery knowing the risks. We kissed her as she went into theatre and went home to rest a little. As soon as we got home we received a phone call telling us to go straight back. We knew it couldn't be good news. The surgeon talked to us and told us the devastating news that they had found cancer in her bowel that had spread. They couldn't continue with the surgery. We spent the last hours with her while she slept. I held her hand and told her not to be scared - i would look after her boys. Harry prayed for her whilst he held her hand. Keith stayed by her side despite his fear of losing his Mum. She passed away peacefully with her family around her. She had no symptoms that we know of and never, ever complained. She had cancer and never knew it. We never knew it. Harry her devoted husband was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour in August this year, only 8 months after she died. He misses her so very much. We all miss her. Cancer affects everybody in one way or another. We are surrounded by sad stories similar to ours. It's real and heartbreaking. My step son Kian wants to find a cure to stop people going through what his Nanny went through. I want to remember her smile, her sunday dinners and her hugs. I vow to raise £200 in her memory by giving up alcohol for one little month - 31 days. Its nothing compared to the lifetime of grief we feel for the loss of our loved ones. I can do it! Thanks for taking the time to visit my fundraising page. Cancer is happening right now, which is why I’m fundraising right now for Cancer Research UK. There’s no time to lose! Donate to my page today and help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Donating through this page is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with Cancer Research UK.


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