60 miles to The Golden Mile for The Christie

I'm raising money in aid of THE CHRISTIE CHARITABLE FUND Breast Cancer Department in aid of my angel Mum and every donation will help. Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me.

 

On the 28th of May a very dark cloud came over my world and we received the news that every family fears. My beautiful Mum was diagnosed with Breast Cancer which is too advanced to be cured and tumours on her lungs. She is the strongest woman I know and after fighting breast cancer and having a mastectomy plus chemotherapy and radiotherapy back in 2010 she was 11 years clear when she has unfortunately learnt that once just wasn’t enough and it has come back for a second time but much more aggressive.

 

Shortly after her diagnosis she slowly got more and more poorly and spent a week in critical care at Warrington Hospital after being rushed to hospital for emergency surgery when cancerous fluid was found around her heart, stopping her from being able to breathe. The amazing surgeons and nurses saved her life and she is now home getting stronger each day ready for more treatment to try fight this awful disease. I will never ever be able to thank them for what they did for her enough. 

 

Due to how aggressive the cancer is she is not able to have any surgery to remove it this time around which leaves us with the only hope the treatment she is given can control it as best it can.

 

As Margaret Thatcher once said - “You may have to fight the battle more than once to win it”.

 

As she will be beginning Chemotherapy almost immediately it has been such a heartbreaking time for myself and my Dad and the rest of our family but we have decided to try and create a positive from the situation just as my Mum has right from the start.

 

She is the kindest most generous positive person I have ever had the pleasure of being a gift in my life and the sad news we had really put into perspective that family is everything and life is far too short.

 

On the 4th of July myself and my friends will be taking on the challenge of doing the Manchester to Blackpool bike ride, a 60 mile journey for the Christie Hospice who will be looking after and treating my Mum for the second time. They have been absolutely amazing the first time around and we have every faith they will be able to control the cancer again. The work they do is remarkable and nothing I do will ever be able to thank them enough but this is definitely a start.

 

Any donation will go straight to the Christie to help fund their unbelievable work and research in the Breast Cancer Department. We are so eternally grateful for any donation and I’m sure the Christie will be too.

 

Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for reading mine and my Mum’s story and if you have donated thank you again it truly means the world to me ❤️

 

Ria x

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Ria Siddaway 
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Raised £902 from 56 donations
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