Alice and Hannah's Race to the Stone's

Alice Riseley
Hannah Davison
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Team story

[p]A few months ago we decided that it would be a really good idea to sign up to an ultra marathon....Alice has never run a marathon and Hannah ran London a few years ago and was then plagued with injury for almost a year. However, we decided that we wanted to do something that would really challenge us both mentally and physically whilst raising money for two very important causes that are close to our hearts. We will be running 50km/31 miles over the course of a day.[/p][p][b][u]Bone Cancer Research Trust[/u][/b][/p][p]Alice's good friend Andy has a sister called Liz and she is currently living with an incurable form of bone cancer. However she really is living life to the full and is aiming to raise as much money as possible for the Bone Cancer Research Trust. Her motto being - 'Funding research into Adamantinoma is unlikely to save my life but it may well change someone else’s - if I don’t raise funds for my little rare mutating cancer cells - who will?' Her story can be seen below.[/p][p]I was first diagnosed with Adamantinoma in 2001 at the age of 12 and following multiple surgeries I had my leg amputated due to the disease in 2003 when I was 14. In 2018 I was having the time of my life. I had, and still have, a job in communications which I love. I had an even better job on the GB Paracycling team, and having missed out on selection for Rio, firmly had Tokyo 2020 in my sights. I was also due to be married in September to my boyfriend of 7 1/2 years. I had raced in Belgium at the start of the season and had picked up a nasty chest infection. I raced the TT as best I could, and my power numbers weren’t too bad, but I sat out of the road race feeling exhausted. I came home and couldn’t shake a nagging cough and some mild pain in my back and shoulders wasn’t budging with the usual physio so an ultrasound was done.[/p][p]When a doctor says, your rib looks a bit cloudy, maybe it’s a stress fracture, I’m not sure, let’s do an X-ray, you kind of know something isn’t right. When they suspect you have pneumonia because it looks like fluid in your chest and send you for a CT scan, you start to panic. But when the consultant says you have some suspicious shadows on your lungs and, given your history, it’s highly likely that your cancer it’s back, your mind goes blank. And then you hyper-ventilate, your mind kicks into overdrive and you can’t even see straight. The tube journey home is utter torture.[/p][p]In the blur of scans, biopsies, and draining fluid from my lungs - 2.5 litres if you’re interested, which is quite a lot to be carrying around and not noticing - it was confirmed my cancer was back and because it’s metastasised it is incurable.[/p][p]But there was no way that was going to ruin our 2018. Jack and I got married - twice. We spent our first honeymoon in the Macmillan Cancer Centre starting radiotherapy but had much more fun on our second honeymoon spending two weeks in Greece. I rode my bike, had more radiotherapy, and spent a lot of time seeing friends and family. And laughing, we have laughed a lot and continue to - because what’s the point if you can’t laugh! We’ve settled into a routine of scans, working, last-minute holidays and now my husband and I want to create this fund to change the landscape of research into Adamantinoma in the UK. It’s not a lot, but it’s a start.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b][u]Cardiac Risk in the Young[/u][/b][/p][p]Hannah's raising money in memory of her friend Ryan Tilley who died from Sudden Adult Death cause by Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, or AVRC. [/p][p]Ryan's family have set up a fund in his memory in order to help raise money to help CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death through supporting CRY’s screening programme. The aim is to fund the screening of young people within the local community.[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]

Supporters


Jul 23, 2019

Anonymous

Offline donations from Chloe, Mark, Tika, Katherine, Emma and Kay

£60.00

plus £15.00 Gift Aid


Jul 19, 2019

Lucy and Holly

Well done girls! What an achievement

£20.00

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Jul 18, 2019

Anonymous

Well done you absolute heroes!! Sheer determination to get through. Big love, Annaliese x

£10.00

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Jul 14, 2019

Tina

Well done!

£5.00


Jul 14, 2019

Parentals

Well done Alice and Hannah

£50.00

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Jul 14, 2019

Anonymous

£20.00

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Jul 14, 2019

Tom

Well do ne

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Jul 14, 2019

Eileen

Well done you two - what a great achievement

£30.00

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Jul 14, 2019

Anonymous

Amazing work Alice! Proud of you!!! Lots of love, Kat and Luke xxxx

£30.00

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Jul 14, 2019

Nige cox

Well done

£10.00

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Alice Riseley

Alice Riseley

Hannah Davison

Hannah Davison

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