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My story

[p]I have decided to run the Wokingham Half Marathon in loving memory of Tom Stead. Not only am I good friends with his parents my son Ryan is also in the same class and football team as their youngest son. So this is a charity close to all of our hearts, please read their story below......[/p][p]Tom sadly passed away in the early hours of Boxing Day after a brave battle against osteosarcoma, (a rare form of bone cancer), aged just 19.[/p][p]Tom was diagnosed in March 2016 and spent the remainder of that year undergoing gruelling chemotherapy and a replacement knee operation. He continued with some further treatment during early 2017 but the cancer returned to the back of the same knee in May, so another operation followed by six weeks of radiotherapy. September and October were great for Tom; he returned to college and the family enjoyed a holiday in the sun. In November, Tom started feeling unwell again; the cancer had returned this time to his lungs and within two months of our holiday, Tom had passed away at home.[/p][p]Tom fought his illness so bravely and with a determination that we are all so proud of. He passed his driving test whilst feeling really unwell with chemo, he sat his first year A-Level exams in hospital, he captained the junior section of his golf club as best he could to name a few achievements during his illness. He was an inspiration to us all.[/p][p]Nobody so young should have to go through something so awful, but of course there are many families such as ours. We want to help push forward the research into bone cancer, and specifically osteosarcoma, and to also help support those who are so cruelly touched by this disease. 100% of the money raised will be donated to Bone Cancer Research Trust. It is our aim to raise £100,000 over the coming years in memory of Tom. Please give generously.[/p]

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Oct 13, 2019

Anonymous

Great cause - Zoe’s stepdad

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Oct 13, 2019

Anonymous

Good luck - Markie Mark

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Sep 24, 2019

Sarah Smith

Good Luck Marie, such a great cause - we will be willing you on all the way! Sarah&family xxx

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Sep 24, 2019

Emma Young

Good luck Marie, lovely thing to do!! From Colin, Emma, Charlie & Jake Xx

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Sep 20, 2019

Faruq Khan

Best Wishes. Well done supporting a worthy cause.

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Sep 20, 2019

Jane

You are bonkers!!!! BUT............. also amazing for doing it!!!! You go girl xxxxxxx

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Sep 19, 2019

Andy and Sam Hodge

Good luck! Great cause..

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Sep 19, 2019

Rosheen Erangey

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Sep 19, 2019

Gurps

A well deserved cause! All the best Marie.

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Sep 19, 2019

Richard Kirkup

Good luck!

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