Elizabeth Lees

Elizabeth Lees

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My story

[p][b]Necessity is the mother of invention![/b][/p][p]In these extraordinary times I was determined to still do my 10 k run for the Liz Clarke-Saul fund. Plan A was the Edinburgh 5 k run which became impossible because of the collapse of Flybe. Plan B was an organised 10 k run at Bournemouth in April which clearly now not possible. [/p][p]Plan C - RUN 10 k WHATEVER! Which I did this morning on my lonesome thinking better not to wait any longer in case circumstances change again. [/p][p]Thank you so much to those friends who have already kindly donated. For those who pledged money for when the job was done ... now is your moment 😊[/p][p]Thank you all and hoping you stay well x[/p][p]For those that might have missed Liz's story first time:[/p][p][i]“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.[/i][/p][p][i]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 is 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.[/i][/p][p][i]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.[/i][/p][p][i]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.We want to initially raise £20K for an [/i][url=http://www.bcrt.org.uk/assets/uploads/Grant_Descriptions_1.pdf][i]Ideas Grant[/i][/url][i] with The Bone Cancer Research Trust. Funding research into adamantinoma is unlikely to save my life but it may well change someone else’s.”[/i][/p][p]It’s a privilege to fund raise for such an admirable cause and I hope you will make a donation.[/p]

Supporters


Apr 4, 2020

Anonymous

Well done!

£10.00

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Mar 22, 2020

Catherine

Well done you x £10 for 10 k !!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Mar 22, 2020

Sue & Mark

Well done Liz!

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Mar 21, 2020

Jane

Well done Liz. Tough to do it on your own. Great cause too x

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Mar 13, 2020

Karen Allman

Fabulous cause - I’m in awe of you yet again! Karen,Francesca and Ollie

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Mar 10, 2020

Jill

Good Luck Liz. Hope you achieve a new PB. May bring Magic to cheer you on.🐶

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Mar 10, 2020

Nichola

Shame about Edinburgh, but Bournemouth will be a good run for a good cause!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Mar 10, 2020

Nicki B

Go Liz!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Mar 9, 2020

Shell

Only if you get a PB!!!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Jan 17, 2020

Ab

Hope the trip to Scotland goes well and good luck for the run

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid

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