[p][b][u]UPDATE 3rd October 2020[/u][/b] - COVID19 has put a stop to the event so I have deferred my running spot to October 2021. However, I will be taking part in tomorrow's virtual event by walking 26.2 miles of the Icknield way. [b]Thank you for your support.....[/b][/p][p]On new year's eve 2014, I heard the three words that changed my life....... "you have cancer"[/p][p]Although it initially propelled me into a pit of despair, it has changed my life in so many ways. I've met some incredible people, modelled underwear in my steroid-filled body, learned some invaluable lessons about what's really important and have taken up running. Since the day of diagnosis I have dreamt about running the London Marathon and, as my tenth consecutive clear scan provides a glimmer of hope with a "remission" promise, now feels like the perfect time. [/p][p]I'm not pretending that it's going to be easy; I've had six operations, 40 rounds of radiotherapy, bone-strengthening infusions and six months of chemotherapy. Breast cancer chemotherapy is derived from mustard gas and it's had a pretty brutal effect on my body which culminated in a fractured pelvis while I attempted to train for a half marathon last year. Fear not, I will not make the same mistakes![/p][p]I am determined to follow a [url=https://www.strava.com/athletes/2407822]strict training plan[/url] and make it over the finish line in April 2020 to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Now so that they can continue with their ground-breaking research which is already saving thousands of lives. I don't want my daughter to ever face this wretched disease, your donation could really help. Please give what you can and [url=http://helenblissblog.blogspot.com/]follow my blog[/url] (it's ramblings from the start of my breast cancer journey and hopefully will give you an idea of why this means so much).[/p][p]Thank you #fightlikeagirl[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tvpp0RCzU6I?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p]
Hey Helen, better late than never! Brutal day to complete your virtual Marathon. X
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Oct 4, 2020
So inspiring and resilient go Helen x
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Oct 3, 2020
Good luck for tomorrow Helen.
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Oct 3, 2020
Fantastic charity and so pleased you are in a position to champion the cause after all you have been through Helen. You are looking really well.
Good luck on walk tomorrow. You have proved what a fighter you are so know you will smash it.