Thank-you so much for all your donations! We have now received 100 donations!
I am so excited to be doing this walk in September. Slowly increasing my distances is an enjoyable challenge.
Joe is doing really well. He is currently having this third course of chemotherapy and is getting steady on his feet. All going well, we are hoping he will be home soon and in the comfort of his own bedroom. We all miss seeing him lots.
I would like to make big thank-yous to Joe's friends from school; Aimee and her friends from ice-skating; members and staff at Langley Park Golf Club; my colleagues at Cellmark; friends and family (and friends of friends, and friends of family!); neighbours from CPR; parents from Raglan Primary School and The Ravensbourne School; students and ex-students from University of Derby; and lastly - people who do not even know Joe and I, who have been touched by Joe's inspirational story. THANK YOU!
My little brother Joe was diagnosed with Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a form of Non-Hodgkins lymphoma, in February 2021. ALCL is a rare form of cancer that develops in the T-cells and spreads via the lymph nodes. Every year, less than 200 people get diagnosed with ALCL in the UK.
Joe's journey has been tough so far. Although, despite the challenges, he has been so mentally and physically strong and is doing us all so proud. I really admire his pure strength.
Joe has now been an extended visitor at St George's hospital and the Royal Marsden. The staff at both these hospitals have made Joe's treatment as comfortable as it can be. For that, I would like to say such a huge thank-you for looking after my brother. I know he has been in the best hands. Many of these nurses work gruelling 12 hour shifts, and commute over an hour for work. They do this because they love their jobs, caring for people is in their blood. They really are heroes.
Joe is an actual legend. He is the strongest man I know, I am so incredibly proud to call him my brother. His drive to get better is admirable.
To raise money for Cancer Research UK: Lymphoma, this September I will be taking part in the Thames Path Challenge. This is a 100km (62miles) walk starting at Putney Bridge and ending in Henley-on-Thames. The exceptional treatment Joe has received is all thanks to Cancer Research UK. Every penny counts towards medical research - I wouldn't even want to imagine where we would be without it.
The details of the walk are roughly as followed: Putney > Kew Gardens > Richmond > Twickenham > Hampton Court Park > Chertsey > Staines > Runnymede > Eton > Windsor > Maidenhead > Marlow > Aston > Henley. That is 5 counties!!! (What am I doing?!?!?)
If possible, please make a donation and sponsor me for this crazy challenge.
If you can't donate, that is perfectly fine - a "good luck"/virtual hug is enough!
Also, please share this donation page so we can get as much support as possible!
From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Lots of love,
Kate and Joe xxx