I won't bore you too much as many of my friends and family will already know about me - I was diagnosed at 29 years old with grade 3 breast cancer in June 2018. I had 6 rounds of aggressive chemotherapy, followed by a radical mastectomy and then 15 blasts of radiotherapy. I completed treatment in February 2019. I was deemed in 'remission' then. Lets fast forward to November 2020 when I was called up out of the blue for my breast reconstruction surgery. I underwent a gruelling 12.5 hour surgery, where a team of incredible surgeons took my tummy muscle, fat, skin and blood vessels, made me a new breast and attached it to my chest. Following on from this, it was discovered that there was some cancer left in my chest. Scans, consults and tests have shown that I have metastatic bone cancer. It has spread to 3 bones in my spine and into my right hip socket. This is incurable and I'm on treatment for the rest of my life. So I'm raising money to help fund continued research into finding better and kinder treatment and hopefully a cure for cancer. Thank you for reading and donating if you can afford to do so. xXx
If for any reason, I fail to make the 10,000 step target on any given day, I will make it up the following day or add extra days at the end of the month (continue into April). As I’m undergoing reoccurring treatment cycles, side effects can vary and if my immune system drops out, I have to shield until it returns but I’m hoping that I can still fulfil the targets despite being unwell. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated.
Breast cancer is now the most common cancer diagnosed globally and it has overtaken lung cancer has being the biggest killer of women. 1 in 2 people born after 1960 will experience cancer at some point in their lifetime .... this is a terrifying statistic. Let’s continue to support research and funding into cancer treatment in the hopes, that one day, it can be eradicated. 💙