Cancer really does suck! I got married to the love of my life on 11th May 2019. After our amazing honeymoon we discovered we were pregnant. Shortly after came the news that Emma's father had been diagnosed with Leukemia.
We then had a miscarriage, followed a few weeks later by a trip to the hospital to check out a lump. The next 3 weeks were a whirlwind of tests, results and milestones.
Emma is soon to complete her twenty-first round of chemotherapy!
For the last 18 months, once every three weeks, she has had a new dose of the hard stuff running through her veins.
In amongst this, has been a global pandemic, a national lockdown and the passing of her beloved father in March 2020, who sadly lost his valiant fight with leukaemia.
I think it's fair to say that we have had better years, but I have been inspired each and every day by the strength, determination and sheer amazingness of my warrior wife. She has managed to smile and laugh through the most terrible of times and always sees the positives in life.
I was meant to be running the Paris marathon on 5 April 2020, but alas it got cancelled and then delayed. The new date for the marathon is 18th October 2021. I'd be lying if I said part of me wasn't grateful for the extra time to train and get marathon ready! Because, lets be honest, I'm no marathon runner - But, I will do this and it will be hard. But, not nearly as hard as going through cancer!
In the meantime, I intend to do as much as I can to raise awareness and money to help fight such a devastating disease.
So many wonderful people have already donated so generously, which is truly amazing! But....there is still more to be done!
Please share and spread the word, to help fight cancer! Because cancer truly does suck!