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2020 Great North Run
13 Sep 2020

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Matthew Burn

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I’m raising as much as I can to beat cancer

The reason I am running......

As some you of you may or may not know, when i was 13 months old i was diagnosed with a Wilms Tumour stage 4, this is a type of Cancer that is primarly found in children up to the age of 5 and affects around 80 children every year. It directly affects the kidney (in extreme cases it can reach both kidneys) and essentially it shuts it down and can spread further around the body. In my case it spread from my left kidney and then a small amount on to my lungs as well as wrapping around the main vein going to my legs and i was given a 60% chance of survial. Thankfully for me this was spotted very early and with a combination of Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy, as well as the removel of my left kidney. I was able to make a full recovery by the age of 2, i go back for checkups every year and have the odd test, but other than that i have been clear for 28 years now and this will be my 4th Half Marathon (3rd GNR)! Maybe one day i will run the full distance!

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Not everyone is a fortunate as me and Cancer is still happening right now, which is why I’m raising money 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.

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