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Jamie Latham

The Inca Trail Trek

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

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

Jan 17, 2020

Rachel and Paul

Good luck Jamie xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jan 17, 2020

Gaz Wib

🙏🏻❤👣

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jan 16, 2020

Family xx

Good Luck Jamie from John and May, June and Vic Garfitt , Mum..xx

£100.00

Jan 16, 2020

Katy Nield

Good Luck for your challenge Jamie. Sending best wishes to your beautiful and brave Alice xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 16, 2020

Ed Coxon

Good luck with the challenge Jamie! Heartfelt best wishes to you and amazing little Alice.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jan 16, 2020

Phil&Mags

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jan 16, 2020

Chris Roberts

Best wishes for Alice mate. You’re an absolute gent. Hope to see you soon.

£80.00 plus £20.00 Gift Aid

Jan 16, 2020

Dan Quinn

Good luck mate! Wishing well for the family xxx

£50.00

Jan 15, 2020

Beverley

What a story! Good luck Jamie. You'll make it no problem I am sure. It will be a fantastic and literally breathtaking trek.

Jan 15, 2020

Chris Goy

Jamie best of luck mate 👌 let me know if you need a training partner to out you through your paces 😃

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid