Friday, 24 July 2015

Where I've been?! + Race For Life and being featured in the paper!

It's been a while! I had 4 weeks off chemotherapy in which I tried to do as much as I could before starting again, so I spent a lot of time with family. Now I'm back on chemo and have nearly finished my 3rd cycle and have had a pretty bad week, hence silence until now - but much has happened!
A team of eight of us including my mum, sister and cousin did the 5k Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Lincolnshire Showground. They definitely had the hard job as I was in my wheelchair so they managed to shove me round just about! We still have some donations coming in but we have raised over £2000 which was so much more than I ever expected and I am so glad we have been able to make such a huge difference to a charity whose research could eradicate all cancer in the future. Our JustGiving page is still open, and if you could donate anything at all then that would be amazing.
I have also been featured on page 56 of this weeks Lincolnshire Echo with my parents, which discusses my story and also warning signs and symptoms of the cancer I have. Finding cancer early makes it more treatable, so I am glad that it plays such a large part in the article. As many people now survive cancer as die from it across the board, but more awareness and finding it early will improve those odds.
I update the Facebook page for this blog a little more often with smaller stories and things I find, so feel free to give it a like too -
Hopefully it won't be as long before the next blogpost, so see you then - Tash :)

1 comment:

  1. You have turned your misfortune into a campaign for others, and found the energy to inspire others. With the support of your family, you have turned a personal struggle into a movement to raise awareness that could benefit countless people, now and in the future. Your example is humbling Tash. You are truly a remarkable person. I know your family are proud of you. We should all be grateful to you. Your attitude raises all of our spirits.