Leap4Liberty - Tandem Skydive from 13,000ft

Karen Schurer
Lily Carter
Liv Schurer
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Team story

[p]On June 28th, along with my cousin Lily, I will be 'Leaping4Liberty!' and completing a tandem skydive jump from 13,000 feet, in memory of my amazing younger sister, Liberty Grace Schurer. [/p][p]For fourteen years Libs was my best friend and partner in crime. She provided me with endless laughs, surprisingly good advice and she was there for me no matter what, always the first to defend me.[/p][p]On her 13th birthday our lives were changed forever when Libs was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare and very aggressive form of bone cancer. She fought with such courage and bravery and still continued to make us laugh and smile throughout her treatment. Whilst I always knew what a strong person she was, she amazed and inspired everyone from people like me to complete strangers with her sheer determination and positive attitude.[/p][p]Just as she was coming to the end of her treatment, Libs discovered a new lump in her leg and it was then we were told that despite the incredibly toxic chemotherapy treatment, stem cell transplant and surgery she had endured, the cancer had spread and there was nothing further that could be done. But still she never gave up and in true Libs fashion fought on for a further 2 months, despite such immense pain that no person should ever have to endure, gaining her angel wings just 2 weeks after her 14th birthday on October 11th 2017.[/p][p]Libs strength and determination is something I promised her I will carry with me every day for the rest of my life. A soul as special as hers is both a blessing and a rarity and one that can never and will never be forgotten. She had such a loving heart and always thought of others before herself, which is how the idea for Liberty's Legacy first came about. Libs was frustrated by the lack of funding into research for childhood cancers, the survival rates for sarcomas like hers had not improved in over 30 years. Her wish was therefore that we fundraise in her name, she did not want to be forgotten and wanted to raise both awareness and funds for lifesaving research into this deadly disease.[/p][p]Liberty's Legacy is a special fund of the Bone Cancer Research Trust, specifically raising funds for Ewing's, so that one day we can find a cure and fulfil my amazing sister's Legacy. I really don't particularly like heights, nor am I an adrenaline junkie, but I really want to push myself to do this for Libs. With recent news that the research funding for bone cancers from the major UK charities has dropped to a 16 year low at just 0.04% of the overall research budget, we need your donations to help redress the balance more than ever before. Every £1 you can spare really does make a difference and every £30 raised is another hour of life saving research funded and both Lily and I will be incredibly grateful for anything that you can spare. Thank you so much for reading our story.[/p][p]You can find Liberty's Legacy on Facebook @libertyslegacycharity, Instagaram @libertys_legacy and Twitter @libertyslegacy3 [/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

28 Jun 2019

Supporters


Jul 19, 2019

Angela N

Well done Lily!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Jun 30, 2019

Scott

Well done, so glad you enjoyed it 😊

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Jun 28, 2019

Anonymous

Bloody hell Liv. You are totally crazy and amazing !!! Great challenge... Loads of love, Auntie Nik xxxxx

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Jun 28, 2019

Wicks Family

Good luck you are amazing!!!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Jun 28, 2019

Rebecca (Gaskell family)

All the best for Leap4Liberty you are all amazing xxx

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Jun 28, 2019

Ceri and Stanley

I only met Liberty a few times on Kamrans ward but she was always smiling. Her story is heartbreaking but your family are doing you proud in raising awareness for this well needed cause! Go girls!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Jun 27, 2019

McKenzie family

£17.00


Jun 27, 2019

Daniel

To a good cause and an amazing family. No one should ever have to go through this so let’s fight together.

£3.00

plus £0.75 Gift Aid


Jun 27, 2019

Zoe Kirkby

Good luck Liv!!!

£35.00

plus £8.75 Gift Aid


Jun 24, 2019

Anonymous

£1215.00

plus £303.75 Gift Aid

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