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Sian Williams

London Marathon 2019

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My story

[p]My brother Llyr is my hero. Being my big brother, he always [i]was[/i] my hero (though I may never have admitted this to him) and would have continued to be had he had a perfectly ordinary, everyday life. But my brother’s life has been extraordinary for some time now and so it’s time to shout it loud...[/p][p]In 2005, while I sat on his sofa in Cardiff, which I was also crashing on at the time, Llyr had an epileptic fit in the bathroom while brushing his teeth. He was rushed to the hospital and after some tests and some scans over the course of the next few days, he was diagnosed with a low-grade glioma brain tumour. The tumour was inoperable and would need to be monitored every six months. [/p][p]For many years Llyr got on with his life and really lived it; bravely, stoically and always with a smile on his face. It never got in the way of him doing the things he loved - Glastonbury, football, music, DJing with our sister Heledd and taking the **** out of his little sister at every given opportunity - he may have had to suffer some huge changes, but that was never one of them. It was hard, it was scary, but he just got on with it. [/p][p]Things changed in June this year when we were told that the tumour had become high-grade and that we should prepare to say goodbye. But still today, Llyr continues through this journey just as he started it - with courage, dignity and humour. And yes, he still takes the p*** out of his little sister. DAILY.[/p][p]So I’ve decided to run the London Marathon. Which is by far the stupidest idea I’ve ever had. Llyr thinks it’s hilarious. Obviously. [/p][p]The Brain Tumour Charity is the world’s leading brain tumour charity and the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours globally. Committed to saving and improving lives, they’re moving further, faster to help every single person affected by a brain tumour. They are set on finding new treatments, offering the highest level of support and driving urgent change. [b]Over 5,000 people lose their lives to a brain tumour each year. Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40. Despite this of the £500m spent on cancer research in the UK every year, less than 2% is spent on brain tumours.[/b] [/p][p]My extraordinary brother has lived an extraordinary life. And I couldn’t be prouder of him. He is my hero - now and always. I hope I can be his hero for 5(ish) hours in April. Even though he finds it hilarious. [/p]
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May 12, 2019

Anonymous

Gwych ti xxx caru ti x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 9, 2019

John Perkins

Well done, Sian. Congratulations on a magnificent effort! John

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 3, 2019

Anonymous

Da iawn ymdrech arbennig. Well done amazing effort. Our thoughts were with you last Sunday, from Samantha & Ceri Morgan & Sasquatch Services

£50.00

May 1, 2019

Elin Rhys

Da iawn Sian. Cariad mawr.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Matt Jones

Da iawn Sian!! Very proud of you!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Lydia Wilson

Well Done Sian!!! Did you run past parliament where Mahalia went to talk to the queen? Love Love Love xxx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

James

Well done Sian. Proud of you.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Emma

I am in awe of your charisma, uniqueness, nerve and MARATHON RUNNING talent, Emma xxx

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Jo

For Llyr, A special soul who was a gift to us all, taken far too soon but will never be forgotten. And to his sister Sian. For kicking some marathon ass! By god, he’d be proud. Well done lady ! Much love and respect ✊ Jo Xxx

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Megan Llyn

Mor prowd ohona ti Xx

£15.00