It has been just over two weeks, I have come back from Canada from my six months stay looking after my dad first and then helping my mum to get over her grief (if ever). I lost my father on 28 April to Cancer related sickness.
Since he was diagnosed with bladder cancer, I have started doing the London half Marathon Moon shine walk as a fundraising event for cancer research, where the money is most needed. I have missed one year due to a broken ankle but tried to keep it up.
My father was 86 when he was diagnosed with cancer. He had two similar chemo treatments but both failed. We were lucky that my father at that age (then 87) was extremely healthy with a very good heart condition meaning that doctors decided to have an eight-hour operation. However, to be safe, they cut the surgery down to 6 hours at the last minute to ensure his survival from the operation. He did survive and we had the pleasure of his company, smiles, and his jokes for a further three years.
Consequent of his operation not fully done, he was subjected to a few infections and furthermore to pneumonia every year until his death. At the end, his body gave up but we still saw his smiles and big eyes shining. He was inspirational to his family. He is and will always be greatly missed among his family.
While I have energy in my body, I will always do this marathon to give others some chance to gain a few more years to spend with their family like we greatly appreciated the time with our very beloved father.
I would be ever so grateful for your donations.