Off Topic: My Annual Request....
Posted by Sean Connelly on August 28, 2019, 3:23 pm
Hi everyone, |
Most of you will have guessed already when you saw the title of this post.....yep, Louise & I are about to embark on our 19th Great North Run and for the 19th time we will be hoping to raise money for another worthy cause and this year we're fundraising for Histio UK.
Why? Because Louise's friend has an amazing son called Jack who is currently fighting a battle with a rare auto immune blood cancer, LCH.
In 2014, at the age of just 3 Jack was admitted to hospital after a period of weight loss, loss of appetite and fatigue. After a variety of tests were carried out Jack was diagnosed with a rare auto immune cancer of the blood called Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis and successfully undertook 12 months of chemotherapy and steroid treatment.
Jack continued to be under review but in February 2018 the family received the devastating news that he had relapsed with three new lesions. He is currently undertaking a second line of chemotherapy and steroid treatment.
Histio UK is a British charity whose objective is to provide the relief of sickness and preservation of good health among patients affected by histiocytic diseases, their families and carers. Also to improve protocols for patient management and ultimately put measures in place for prevention of histiocytic diseases.
With your kind generosity we want to help Jack, his family and others like them, so please donate now here :- Sean & Louise GNR19
Youíre probably all wondering, will they ever stop? Well Louise likes nice even numbers so maybe next year when itís number 20 then that would be a good number to stop on......maybe
To be serious for one moment, we both truly appreciate the support we get from you and everyone else year on year. Together we have all made a difference, we hope we can continue to do for as long as weíre able.
Huge amount of thanks and respect to you.
Sean & Louise
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