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My story

[p]At 4:16 AM, on the 20th December 2017, I felt an indescribable pain; a pain that hurt every piece of me and seemed to fill the whole room hurting everyone in it. My Dad had peacefully passed away after almost two years of suffering with neuro-endocrine cancer.[/p][p]The cancer had stemmed from a rare hereditary condition called MEN1 (multiple endocrine neoplasia, Type 1). A condition that my brother, my sister and I all share.[/p][p]MEN1 is a genetic disorder which usually causes more than one gland in the body to develop tumours. The three main glands that develop tumours are; the pituitary, the parathyroid glands and the pancreas. It is an inherited disorder with a 50% chance of inheritance.[/p][p]Losing my Dad is the worst thing that could have happened to me and we are all left with a hole in our lives that will never be filled. Although this is the toughest time in my life, I am more motivated than I have ever been. I am motivated to live my life to the full and make him proud with everything I do. [/p][p]Throughout my life, Dad has taught me many lessons and I believe he is still teaching me. In the past few months, I have learnt many life lessons. I have been taught that life is short and that you should live more in the moment. I have learnt that my family is unbelievably strong and that we can get through anything with the powerful love we share. Reflecting on Dad’s life, I know that life is worth living as there are so many perfect memories that can be made, and I know that memories are extremely important as they are what keep us going through the hard times. As long as dad lives in our hearts and our memories, he will never truly be gone.[/p][p]On the 28th of April 2018, I intend on using the strength and bravery that Dad taught me to raise as much money as possible for AMEND UK. I will be taking myself out of my comfort zone and doing a sky dive. AMEND is a UK based charity which provides support for patients and their families, together with raising awareness and promoting a wider knowledge of the condition. It also assists in future MEN research.[/p][p]I will do the skydive in Dads name for not only our family, but anyone else affected by MEN1, I know I will make him proud.[/p]
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May 20, 2018

Phil and Pauline

Hannah It took courage to that, but that's what's makes the difference in life and with your desire you will make a difference.

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May 14, 2018

Debbie

A beautiful piece of writing, and a courageous skydive

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May 11, 2018

Anonymous

Well done Hannah

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May 10, 2018

John Goosen

Well done Hannah!!

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May 8, 2018

Anonymous

You are very brave. Well done.

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May 6, 2018

Sharon Rich

Well Done Hannah! A huge achievement for you and a wonderful way to honour the memory of your lovely dad.

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May 6, 2018

Sam

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May 3, 2018

Seb Curle

Good luck Hannah!!

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May 3, 2018

Michelle Revell

Good luck Hannah. Such a brave thing to do and your Dad would be so proud of you x

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