Shine London 10k 2019
21 Sep 2019

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Romana Kwatabyala

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+ £46.25 Gift Aid

180 Complete
180% of £150.00 target

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I’m taking part in Shine Night Walk to help beat cancer

In memory of

My mum and my best friend Jitka

24 Jun 1956 - 02 Aug 2017

28 years ago I lost my grandmother to was hard to watch her slowly slipping away and fight already lost battle.
At that time I knew very little, that this horrible disease will strike again and I will lose the closest people to my heart.
07th December 2011 my best friend Jitka died of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma after 2 years filled with painful never ending treatments. Her 7 year old daughter Nicol was left without a unfair is that???
Thanks to Jitka's parents Nicol is today beautiful young teenager.
But the worst was yet to come..............
In November 2013 my rock, my heartbeat, one of the most important person in my life = MY MUM = was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin AITL type cancer.
My life has fallen in to million pieces, I could not believe what the doctors were saying.....why my mum??? The most gentle, caring and loving person....
She has started 1st round of chemotherapy on 05th December 2013 and in April 2014 she was given all clear and go ahead with stem cell transplant, which took place on 24th July 2014. She was re-born on this day and after all the struggles and suffering we wanted to believe, that she will be cured, despite reading about all the poor life prognosis.
It was just a beginning of very painful, hard and long end.
Her immune system started to slowly fail, she was picking up more and more infections, different type of cancer has returned....
She was not living, she was struggling to live. She never knew, what the next day will bring and if she will be able to get through. It was so hard for me just to watch her fighting this battle almost on her own as my options were so limited due to living in another country. Only thanks to her older sister and my brother, who were there to support her, she stayed so strong and fought for so long. Her will to live was so strong and she wanted so much to be here today and watch her grandchildren to grow up. It wasn't meant to be.......
I was by her side, when she took her last breath on 02nd August 2017 so unexpected and my whole world came down on me. I promised her then, that I will do something about my health, so here I am almost 2 years later, trying to fulfill my promise and walking 10k in her honour in a process of improving my health. There is not a day, that I don't think about her and we all miss her so much, that no one can imagine. I LOVE YOU FOREVER MUM!!!

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+£2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Romana x


Adrian Hogan



+£5.00 Gift Aid

Sorry for the late donation. Adrian x


Erzsebet Bacso




Yoshimi Sasaki



Gambare Ronana !
Go go !!


Fernando Almeida Dias




Melissa Kennedy



+£2.50 Gift Aid

You will smash it on Saturday!! Go Romana Go!!

Total raised£270.00



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