In November 2018 my sister, Gemma Whitmarsh, was diagnosed with triple negative invasive breast cancer. This type of cancer is described as aggressive but can reactive well to treatment. It has spread to her lymph nodes but no further (also know as stage 3.)
Gemma will endure the full works in terms of treatment including; 7 hard rounds of chemotherapy, a prophylactic mastectomy, followed by 4 weeks of radio therapy (everyday) and 8 months of chemotherapy tablets (for prevention.) Unfortunately she won’t get the all clear for 5 years from diagnosis but we are all hopeful for a full recovery.
My sister is the absolute inspiration in my life, she’s bravest person I have and I’m not going to let her give up this fight for her life.
I want to raise awareness and money for breast cancer to help continue research for better treatment because watching Gemma endure the side effects of chemotherapy is the worst thing I’ve had to do.
I’ve signed up for Tough Mudder, 10 miles of 25 muddy obstacles, with Jude by my side to help pull me along on the day. We‘re completing a 12 week training plan to get us ready for the big day - 17th August 2019.
Cancer is real and it’s hit my family hard. Please support me! Come down on the day to cheer us on and please please please dig deep and hit that donate button!
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