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Judy D'cruz

10k Golden Crane Brain Tumour Charity Walk

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Target £0.00

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Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Please join us on our 10k Golden Crane walk to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity. To walk with us is free but if you would like to make a donation to the Charity we would be grateful. My full story is detailed below. [/p][p]I'm Judy, and I'm so proud of how far I've come with the support of my family, friends and The Brain Tumour Charity. So much of my well-being is due to being able to invest time and energy into supporting others by helping with fundraising. I think that being able to take positive action in a challenging situation can really make a difference to oneself and others. To give you some idea about my journey, here's a little about my story.[/p][p]In Aug 2012 after experiencing a number of seemingly minor symptoms I went to the doctor as the cumulative effect of these got me thinking that perhaps I had suffered a stroke especially as my Mother had suffered three strokes at a similar age.[/p][p]To cut a long story short after various tests and scans I was told on the 20 September 2012 that I had a [url=https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/understanding-brain-tumours/types-of-brain-tumour-adult/oligodendroglioma/][b][i]Grade 3 Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma[/i][/b][/url]. Lesson: listen to your body and don't think any symptom is too small.[/p][p]On 29 September I had a big party for my 50th Birthday which I was determined to enjoy despite the worry of the diagnosis.[/p][p]On the 23 October I had a stealth guided biopsy which confirmed the diagnosis. The biopsy left me with virtually no speech and the loss of much of my motor skills on my right side. Although these would comeback over time it meant that the tumour was too deep and could never be removed.[/p][p]On the 6 December I started Radiotherapy which went on until till 21 January 2013.[/p][p]I worked hard to get back to work and I am proud that I did return to work full time after returning on a part time basis in March 2013. My doctor said she had not known of anyone returning to work with my diagnosis. However ultimately the damage caused to my memory and speech combined with fatigue caused me to finally retire from work in July 2014.[/p][p]I have been well since then and especially since my husband retired also we have spent much of our time enjoying holidays but also working to raise funds for the Brain Tumour Charity. We also attend the Romford Brain Tumour Group whenever we can it's a great source of comfort and friendship to us and I would recommend it to anyone going on a similar journey to mine.[/p][p]We enjoy our fundraising and are constantly surprised by the good wishes and generosity of family, friends and strangers. [/p][p]My husband ran the London Marathon in April 2017 this year and raised over £10k (including Gift Aid).[/p][p][b]Fundraising[/b][/p][p]We have raised over £25k to date via a number of different sources over the years.[/p][p]The first event was the Great North Run when my three sons, my nephew and my husband raised £4.5k. It meant so much to see them do this for me. We also raised funds by supporting Bandana Days and collecting money at Waterloo station.[/p][p]Our friends, The Old Street Rockers have held four live music events and are holding another one this Christmas and these have raised nearly £5.5k alone.[/p][p]My husband ran the London Marathon in April 2017 and raised over £10k (including Gift Aid).[/p][p]We enjoy our fundraising and are constantly surprised by the good wishes and generosity of family, friends and strangers. I wanted to share my story to encourage others who are embarking on or who are already on a similar journey.[/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

07 Oct 2018

Supporters

Oct 11, 2018

Middle and Family

What a great day Win, well done on organising such a fantastic afternoon, we all had great time

£70.00 plus £17.50 Gift Aid

Oct 11, 2018

Anonymous

Cheryls Friend

£5.00

Oct 9, 2018

Anonymous

From Aunty Rita and Uncle Roy

£10.00

Oct 9, 2018

Emma Faulkner

Well done everyone - what an amazing cause x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 7, 2018

Matt and Steph

Well done everyone xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 7, 2018

Win

Raffle and money collected on the day

£824.36

Oct 7, 2018

Andy Knights & family

Sorry we couldn't make it xx

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Oct 7, 2018

Jon and Holly

Walking for Miriam xxx

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Oct 7, 2018

Miriam and mike

For my family and friends walking for me x

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Oct 7, 2018

Tracey and Pete

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid