We probably all know someone, whether it’s a relative, a friend a colleague, or you yourself were that person. At some point in our lives we’ll have interaction in some way with the big ‘C’. – I’m talking Cancer.
In the UK, Statistically 1 in 2 people born after 1960 will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their life time. That’s a scary thought. that’s a 50% chance or a toss of coin. Really with odds like that it’s just the luck the draw and living the best you can, whilst you have the opportunity to do so. We’re also blessed to live in a fantastic country that has an amazing healthcare system. The NHS, we may moan and groan when we’re sitting waiting way past our appointment time at the local surgery or the hospital, but gosh are we lucky to have it and do we fight to keep it. And fundraise to help support and keep it going.
Which brings me to Justine’s story. You see Justine has cancer. It was diagnosed before Christmas 2016. Unknown to Justine it had been silently and aggressively growing inside her for the last 2-3 years, and by the time she received her diagnosis she was stage 4 and terminal. With a diagnosis of between 6 -18 months she made the decision to make memories with her family, participate in memorable events that benefit the community and raise as much money to build the new Cancer Unit at the NHS hospital in Bath. All whilst undergoing chemotherapy. To date 5 rounds.
Currently Justine has raised just over £20, 000 of her £25, 000 target, which is not bad in the space of 6 months. Justine wanted to leave a legacy to feel proud of and I feel sure she will. I whole heartedly encourage you to visit her ‘just giving’ page and donate here
So I’m just going to add a little update to my original post here – It is with great sadness that I write that Justine passed away in June 2018. Somewhere up above a star shines brighter than the others. Please continue to support her and help her reach her target