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March 2019

Karen Walks Over Cancer/#Islastones

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Karen Clark

Total raised

£381.00

+ £67.75 Gift Aid

38 Complete
38% of £1,000.00 target
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I’m walking 10,000 steps per day this March for Cancer Research UK. *** A big BIG thank you to all my supporting sponsors so far***

In memory of

Isla Tansey #Islastones

01 Mar 2011 - 10 Jul 2018

WELCOME TO MY FUNDRAISING PAGE:

I want to tell you a little about a very brave and courageous little girl called Isla Tansey (known as Isla Smiler) from Hinckley, that has inspired me to do this:

#Islastones
Isla’s story
Isla was 6 years old when she was diagnosed with the deadliest cancer of all, DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma). There is no cure for DIPG and survival rates average at 9 months.

Isla woke up on August 12th 2017 unable to walk properly and lost all the feeling from her chest downwards. After lots of scans the medical team thought Isla had a rare condition called Transverse Myelitis and received steroids and later Plasmapheresis which involved inserting tubes into her neck to have her plasma cleaned. Isla showed no improvements and was later diagnosed with a tumour in her spine. Isla underwent a surgery to have the tumour removed and from November received 6 weeks of radiotherapy 5 days a week. Isla went home late December to spend Christmas with her family, but soon became very very poorly and was re-admitted to hospital. In Jan 2018 Isla’s family were informed that Isla had a brain tumour and that there were no treatment options. Isla was given only a few weeks to live. Isla and her family went home to make as many memories as they could.

From January until March Isla experienced a lot of pain and was unable to get out of bed. During this time family and friends spent many hours entertaining Isla in her bedroom.

In March her family & friends started to decorate stones as an activity for Isla to enjoy with her friends. A friend took some Sharpies and some stones to them and they each decorated one and asked other friends to hide them nearby. They asked them to post a photo for Isla so she could see where her stones had gone. The #islastones facebook page was created so Isla could see the stones. Within weeks the group had grown beyond anyone's expectations. Isla absolutely loved seeing everyone's smiles when they posted photos of what stones they had found. During this time Isla’s pain became more controlled and she was bravely hoisted out of bed into a chair. This new found freedom allowed Isla and her family to leave the house and make some even more special memories and allowed her to join in with #Islastones, which brought her lots of joy. Every day Isla received beautiful gifts and stones from people who had joined the group and taken Isla into their hearts. Isla was interviewed on two occasions by the BBC, her dream was to become famous and with over 40,000 people at this point in her group she certainly felt it. Her film can be viewed by clicking this link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-44793144

Isla sadly passed on July 10th 2018 at home with her family.

(PERMISSION OF PHOTO USE GRANTED BY KATHERINE POPPY - MUM OF ISLA)

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roland rignall

2019-04-26T09:06:51+00:00

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nice work bird !
you can keep the steps going too. try get the 400000 this month?? and throw in a parkrun lol

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Mat Horlock

2019-04-07T17:54:00+00:00

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Well done. Thanks for doing this to help others.

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Redhead - Work

2019-04-05T10:48:16+00:00

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Mr D & Mrs A Statham

2019-04-05T10:45:36+00:00

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Karen Clark

2019-04-01T09:06:01+00:00

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Karen Clark

2019-04-01T09:05:45+00:00

Good day all! Its 1st April & the Walk all over Cancer is over. I can honestly say I have thoroughtly enjoyed it & feel very honoured to have taken part. A big BIG THANK YOU to all my supporters & sponsors. I have raised an amazing amout of £401 with still more that £70 to collect in. (This isn't including give aid). The target set by Cancer Research was 10,000 steps per day so 310,000 over the month hoever my personal aim was 400,000! I nearly, very nearly hit it, reaching 397433 steps.

Total raised£381.00

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