My story is an incredibly sad one and one that I never thought would have happened.
In 2016 my cousin Victoria gave birth to a gorgeous little man who they named George Kenneth. George was born with some of his organs out side of his body and had other conditions also. George sadly gained his angel wings last year at 5 months old.
Victoria and her husband Ash were so greatful to the sick children's trust for the support they gave the both of them while George was in hospital and arranged different fund raising events to raise money for this charity.
Ash had been feeling unwell for a short time and had been to hospital for tests and eventually was diagnosed with cancer of the liver that had spread to his bowel. This was devastating news for the family and friends of Ash and Victoria especially so soon after George had passed away.
Ash vowed to fight and beat the cancer and began treatment. Ash had periods of time in hospital and then at St Helena Hospice in Colchester. Even during this time Ash was looking at ways to raise money including money for pop up beds in the hospice to allow family to stay with loved ones.
Sadly the treatment Ash was receiving wasn't working and the cancer had spread to other areas of his body. Ash passed away in March this year surrounded by his wife Victoria and his loving family.
The one thing that struck me about Ash was that even when he was dealing with his own illness and loss, he was still looking at ways to fund raise to help others. I find this truly amazing.
I want to raise as much money as I can to help beat cancer. I can help the fight against cancer by doing race for life and put a stop to others being affected.
Please help me to support cancer research in the UK.