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Jamie Latham

The Inca Trail Trek

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My story

[p]In January 2019, a week before her second birthday, we received the news every parent wishes they never had, our beautiful little Alice had cancer. It completely changed our lives. Everything we assumed would follow a normal course in life suddenly didn’t exist anymore. [/p][p]Soon we understood the severity of the situation and that Alice had a particularly aggressive form of Neuroblastoma, which required a prolonged menu of (no so delightful) treatment to include Chemotherapy, major abdominal surgery, even more intense chemotherapy, a stem cell harvest and transplant, Radiotherapy, immunotherapy and differentiation therapy and at the end of all of that ‘the odds’ are evenly split. [/p][p]When she started her treatment ‘the behemoth’ (as I came to refer to her tumour in those early weeks, mainly in disbelief at how monstrous it had become, so quickly) decided to haemorrhage and Alice was rushed to Leeds for emergency surgery. Thankfully the very clever folks up there glued her tumour up and cut off it’s life-source (I know, impressive, right) and we carried on with the menu.[/p][p]To cut a long story short, Alice is now progressing well through her treatment and (like all the other parents of children we have met) has made our hearts burst with pride at the near miraculous resilience she has shown. Its hard to imagine many things tougher than witnessing your child having to endure the cocktail of toxic drugs to give her the chance at the life you, before, took for granted. You feel helpless and unable to protect them, so what can you do?[/p][p]Well, simple you can feel sorry for yourself, or you can take an example from a 2 year old and step-up to help others like her and not just with a disease but with anything life-threatening, debilitating or indeed just anything they will need to visit the hospital for. [/p][p]So I decided it was high-time I showed some of her mettle and put myself firmly outside my own comfort zone, as she has so many times. So, I’m in training and I’m walking up a mountain (in the Peruvian Andes to be precise) to raise much needed funds for this incredible institution at which we have spent many a month this year, Sheffield Children’s Hospital... with just one simple aim really, to put something back to help other families like ourselves through tough, uncertain times. [/p][p]The funds raised will help improve facilities across the hospital, especially the ageing cancer ward and provide the amazing staff here a better platform to help make our little ones better.[/p][p]Those who know me, know that I’m not a particularly religious guy but when I reach the top and the sacred Machu Picchu (no doubt pretty smelly by that time) I will be asking the Inca Gods to restore my little trooper (and all the other insanely brave children like her) to good health and happiness for their lives ahead. [/p][p]Thank you for whatever you are able to give xxx[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

01 Jun 2020

Supporters

Feb 28, 2020

Sarah Kelly

All the best!

£10.00

Feb 23, 2020

Kind old lady from the Club

Good luck lads 💪👍

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Feb 22, 2020

Sally Mason

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Feb 22, 2020

Hayley Tomlinson

Good luck Jamie! Sure you will smash it! xx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Feb 22, 2020

Shelly Kelly

Super dads 💪💪 we are so proud of you

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Feb 7, 2020

Lisa Nadin

You have such a brave little girl! Good luck! You’ll smash it!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Feb 5, 2020

Anonymous

All the very best to you and all your family.

Jan 28, 2020

Friends

Good luck Jamie from some of your friends..xx

£85.00

Jan 28, 2020

Gwen and Mac

Jamie, Wishing you all the best for every step of the way.

£50.00

Jan 25, 2020

Lauren-Kay Johnson

Your story is incredible and your little girl is so brave and an inspiration to all! Wishing you all the best with the fundraising and the event.x

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid