Cancer is happening right now, which is why we are taking part in a Race for Life to raise money and save lives.
1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Every single pound you donate makes a difference to Cancer Research UK’s groundbreaking work.
On 31st October 2018 my beautiful wife Sam was diagnosed with breast cancer and our lives changed forever. We sat that afternoon after school and told our three children that Mummy had cancer, which is the hardest thing we have ever had to do as parents. We cried and talked, cried some more then had to be honest when the question came up "is Mummy going to be ok?" which we had no option but to be honest and say "we don't know". We knew we had some tough times ahead and not knowing if this horrible disease would take my beautiful wife and their loving Mum from us was just heart breaking, but as a family we would be strong and fight this together and with no option but to WIN.
Thankfully on the 30th November 2018 just 10 days after surgery Sam was given the all clear after the lump was successfully removed, we now had to keep strong and support Sam as the battle continued to prevent secondary cancer from taking hold. This would be a long 16 months of treatments with 6 rounds of chemotherapy, 15 rounds of radiotherapy and 18 chemotherapy injections. Sam started chemo on the 21st December 2018 just days before Christmas and finished on the 11th April 2019, the effect the chemo had on Sam was very hard to watch. We lost our smiley strong Sam as she became to tired and week to do anything for 5-7 days after each round. The tiredness was relentless and it was taking it's toll on her body. Unfortunately after round two of chemo Sam lost her hair which upset her greatly as until then she said she looked normal and that this would become a beacon to what she was going through which made it all to real again, but in true Sam style she didn't let this get to her and after a little time of adjustment she grew strong again and kept battling. Next was the radiotherapy which Sam was determined to face head on and keep strong which she did with great determination. Sam started her chemo injections during chemotherapy treatment and on the 27th February 2020 she had her last injection and had successfully completed all treatment.
We are all very proud of Sam with all she has been through, she showed amazing courage and determination throughout. Battled, kept strong and was truly inspirational the way she handled it all.
So for us it is very simple, without the money raised from events like race for life our beautiful Sam would have become a memory, a picture on the wall, a person gone to soon, but thankfully due to the ground breaking research this money goes towards we still have her with us and for this reason we will all be taking part in the race for life as a family to raise money to keep the research continuing so other family's are not torn apart by this horrible disease.
So if you could spare any money to sponsor us we would be very grateful, no matter how large or small it will all help.
F*** YOU cancer, we won! were coming for you!