BFTA & The Edinburgh half marathon
My son Jamie and l are running the Edinburgh half marathon on Sunday 26th May on behalf of Pancreatic Cancer UK. This is a cause very close to the hearts of 2 friends. Please read the stories below from the 2 families who have been touched by this awful disease:
My amazing brave mum, Joyce Youngson, passed away on 2nd October 2018 after a battle with pancreatic Cancer just 2 months after she was diagnosed. As it a very difficult cancer to diagnose, by the time my mum was diagnosed it was terminal. At the time, I knew nothing about pancreatic cancer. More money is now being spent on and making GPS more aware of the symptoms. I can't explain the pain and the heartbreak we felt. She passed away at home we with her family with her, as was her wish. We have lost an amazing mum, wife and granny. As my sister's tattoo says her wings were ready but our hearts were not x
Donna Gorman, aged 53, was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer on 9th September, 2017. She couldn’t have surgery because the tumour on her pancreas was too near a vital vein. For 16 months she had chemotherapy but the cancer continued to grow and spread to her liver. In June 2018 her friends organised a Zumba night and raised over £1800. She and her husband came back to Scotland in December and Donna did the Broughty Ferry New Year Dook. She spent 6 days visiting family and friends but on her return home to Leominster it was down-hill all the way. After two weeks in Hereford Hospital on 1st February her cancer had spread even more and said she had until the Spring to live. Sadly, Donna lost her fight in April this year. Donna is survived by her husband, Ian, daughter Amber, 18 and sons Harry, 20, and son Conor, 22.
Photos from both families can be seen below.
I, and the families, would be very grateful if you would sponsor Jamie and myself to raise money for this very worthwhile cause.
Malcolm , Dawn Campbell and Family
Steve , Lisa James and Family.
Pancreatic cancer: the toughest cancer to diagnose, treat and survive.
1 in 4 people won't survive a month. 3 in 4 won't survive for a year.
Pancreatic Cancer UK fund research, provide support and campaign to take on this tough cancer together.
Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me, and donations will be quickly processed and passed to Pancreatic Cancer UK. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.
Thank you for taking the time to read my page. Please donate to this fantastic cause! I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.