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Sarah Weir

The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Many of my friends will know that over the years I have had a number of procedures for a rare and rather persistent tumour. I was first diagnosed with a pheochromocytoma (fee-o-kroe-moe-sy-TOE-muh - or pheo) at the age of 15, it was approximately the size of a tennis ball and it was doing its best to ruin my life. I had it surgically removed and thought that would be the end of it, however 9 years later I was back in hospital not once but twice to have further surgeries. Surely that would do it? Nope! Unbeknownst to me, when I moved to the UK in 2013 I had brought an unwanted interloper with me, 18 months later I was having another tumour removed along with my spleen, kidney and part of my pancreas.[/p][p]Pheos can be sporadic (as in my case) or may be part of a broader syndrome linked to genetic mutations. Because they are so rare not a lot of attention gets paid (or money for that matter) to researching causes and treatments, or providing support to patients and their families... That's where AMEND comes in! [/p][p]Before I moved to the UK I had never spoken to or met another person with my medical condition. But my medical team in London put me in touch with this fabulous supportive group of people via their newsletter and Facebook group. They provide so much advice and support, and reassured me when I was terrified about having another massive surgery on the other side of world, thousands of miles from most of my family.[/p][p]I wanted a chance to do something positive and to give back to this group that had given me so much insight and support, and now's my time to shine! Please consider donating to encourage me on this adventure and support this wonderful group of people! Every little bit helps![/p]

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Event

AMEND Yorkshire 3 Peaks Weekend Challenge

AMEND Yorkshire 3 Peaks Weekend Challenge

29 Jun 2018

Charity

Association For Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Disorders

Association For Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Disorders

Supporters

04-Jul-2018

Martine

I'm a bit late with my donation Sweirmint, but thinking of you. Hope you had a lovely time hiking love xx

£15.00

01-Jul-2018

Emma

you go girl!

£50.00

01-Jul-2018

Shona

Good on you Sarah, cracking effort! xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

30-Jun-2018

Kirsty Henderson

Go for it - you can do it Sarah!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

30-Jun-2018

Sara F

£30.00

29-Jun-2018

Brendan Morris

Last time I tried the Yorkshire 3 peaks I managed 1 peak, and due to a foot down a rabbit hole aborted the other 2, still covered more than 20miles though! Do enjoy, it’s a great part of the country... And for a great cause!!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

28-Jun-2018

Kathryn Faulkner

Good luck Sarah, hope you've got good walking socks (always the most important)

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

27-Jun-2018

Eleanor

Good work Sarah! Enjoy X

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

27-Jun-2018

Kirsty

Good luck, Sarah! From the Cheasties xx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

27-Jun-2018

Anonymous

Best of luck

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid