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Rebecca Anderson

Great North Run 2019

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Okay, so here goes![/p][p]For those that don’t know my story, buckle up, get comfortable, I’ll give you a little insight...[/p][p]In May 2010, I was on my way to attend a friends house party. A bottle of apple sourz in one hand and a bag of Tesco’s finest snacks in the other. On that car journey over, I got the phonecall asking me to head to Sunderland Infirmary where I was told the news no one anyone wants to here. [/p][p][b]I had cancer. [/b][/p][p]I was 18 years old. [/p][p]I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. And, because I don’t just like to do things by half, my leukaemia cells were actually mutated (even more than being a stupid leukaemia cell). [/p][p]Hello Monosome-7 👋🏼 [/p][p]My only option of survival was to fight for remission through 3 gruelling rounds of chemotherapy and then receive a bone marrow transplant.[/p][p]Basically, my whole blood-making system needed to be replaced by someone’s nice, healthy blood-making system and this would give me the best chance of survival.[/p][p]None of my family were a match and the chances of any friends or extended family being one was so slim that we had to make it a bigger search. [/p][p]That’s where Anthony Nolan step in. [/p][p]Man...these guys saved my life. [/p][p]After 3 months of searching, one match pulling out, one medical exception (thank you for trying!) and a delay due to a chest infection, they found me a match.[/p][p]On 3rd December 2010, after a weeks worth of intense chemotherapy, I received my transplant. [/p][p]And, here I am, 9 years after finding that wonderful person who saved my life. [/p][p]And what does this crazy fool want to do to celebrate? [/p][p]Great North Run 2019, come at me bro! [/p][p]And my aim? [/p][p][b]To raise £1 for every day I’ve got back of my life since I received my transplant.[/b][/p][p][i]Can you help me reach £3201 to help those still looking for a match? [/i][/p][p][br][/p][p]Just incase you missed it, here's my story...[/p][p][url=https://youtu.be/6cs2LfFYEqg]https://youtu.be/6cs2LfFYEqg[/url] [/p]

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Supporters

Jul 5, 2019

Anonymous

£2.00

Jul 4, 2019

Sebastian Gidley

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jul 4, 2019

Lucy Cashin

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 1, 2019

Anonymous

Good luck Becca love Lesley & John xxx

£10.00

Jun 28, 2019

Alexandra Wood

£5.00

Jun 22, 2019

Christine Robson

Good Luck. Xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 21, 2019

Claire Chapman

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 21, 2019

Sarah Purves

Good luck Becca xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 21, 2019

Marie

Good luck x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 21, 2019

Dottie Brewis-Campbell

Heartwarming !

£10.00