I look at it every day and it tells me who I am. If you are looking at this book wondering what it's about, allow me to tell you.
It's about one man's experience of leukaemia and all the fun and games that go with it. It is, more broadly, a book about life and a book about death. But greater still, this is a love story. A story about how true love cannot be destroyed by things as trivial as cancer and death.
Some that remember me may do so in terms of my disease. That is to say, it will be the first thing they think of when they think of me and that I was taken so young. But the leukaemia that took me was not the defining force in my life, nor was it the strongest.
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That will always be love, and if I do say so myself, how we managed to get it so right in the brevity of our time together. Seller Inventory AAV More information about this seller Contact this seller Seller Inventory LIE Item added to your basket View basket. Proceed to Basket. View basket. Continue shopping. Title: leukaemia marathon love. Results 1 - 12 of United Kingdom. Search Within These Results:. I ran my 1 st marathon in Birmingham in October , then my 2 nd six months later at the Great Welsh. My reason for choosing Leukaemia Care is that my wonderful nan had leukaemia for 10 years before she passed away in October She was always one of my strongest supporters and believed in me even when I doubted myself.
My family has strong links with the NHS with my nan, mom and aunt having worked in the nursing profession, and I work as a pharmacy technician, so we all know how important the support of charities such as Leukaemia Care are to patients throughout their journey. The London Marathon is and has always been an institution in my family. As far back as I can remember in my childhood, I would sit and watch the entire coverage of the London Marathon with my Mum — and that has been a staple every year without fail. I decided to choose Leukaemia Care as the charity is one that is close to my heart, having recently lost my beautiful Auntie Nina to the disease.
After winning many a battle along the way, my beloved Auntie passed away when a donor match could not be found. She left behind her devoted husband of more than forty years, and three loving children and seven grandchildren who she adored.
Training for the toughest race on Earth
Nina was a shining light in our family and is terribly missed. Whilst running in the London Marathon will allow me to fulfil my lifetime dream, it will also help support this amazing charity, and all in the name of my dear Auntie Nina. I was thrilled to receive an email from Team Leukaemia Care advising that they had a place for me in the London Marathon — although, by the time all was confirmed, there was just one hundred days until the race on the big day!
With no time to spare, I drafted a fifteen-week training plan, alternating rest days with fixed cycling, three-mile hill runs, three to six mile flat runs and long distance training — scaling that from six miles up to eighteen in the month ahead of race day.
Following her diagnosis and throughout the extremely arduous treatment, my dear Aunt fearlessly battled her illness with strength and determination. I am taking to my training with that memory of her in mind, drawing on the inspiration of her courageousness to get me through those tough runs. Just over four years ago, our family received the devastating news that my mum had been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia AML.
The prognosis, due to her age, was poor with a life expectancy of less than 18 months.
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The first year was indeed a horrendous time and when Mum contracted pneumonia we feared the worst. However, the doctors and nurses at Northwick Park Hospital performed miracles to keep her with us and she was able to make progress, helped considerably by her own courage and determination. So here we are now after innumerable blood and platelet transfusions and, whilst she is still receiving weekly chemotherapy treatment, she is now feeling better than she has at any time since her diagnosis. More information about this seller Contact this seller 1.
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