A little over a year ago, after months of scans and consultations I learned I had stage four lung cancer. I would far rather have been told I had won a three-week vacation to a landfill site with nothing to eat but maggot-infested road kill and Fox News for company, but that wasn’t to be. I had an incurable DNA-mutated tumour in my lung. And I was dying. Still, it could have been worse.
This was January 2020, and in early February I had half a lung lopped-out and a few weeks later Covid arrived.
Everyone was locked-down, and many, if not all of us were scared. But the weather was good, and so I took-off on my motorcycle with a flask of tea to find rivers to sit next to where I could watch kingfishers and contemplate… futility.
I have been wanting to throw myself from an airplane for some time (you know; with a parachute), and having cancer is what has inspired me, simply, to get on and do the things that I need to do.
I would love to tick 'Parachute Jump' off my bucket list, and hope you can contribute to the amazing organisation that is MacMillan Cancer Support, an organisation that has been there for me throughout this time.
You can follow my Odyssey on FaceBook here:
Dans Outrageous Oncological Odyssey
Thank you so much for your generosity so far. Together we have raised over £1000 for MacMillan Cancer Support! They have already received the money!
More information about Macmillan Cancer Support: At Macmillan, we give people with cancer everything we've got. If you're diagnosed, your worries are our worries. We will move mountains to help you live life as fully as you can. And we don't stop there. We're going all out to find even better ways to help people with cancer, helping to bring forward the day when everyone gets life-transforming support from day one. We're doing whatever it takes. But without your help we can't support everyone who needs us.
Just a quick post script: at least 60% of all monies will go to MacMillan Cancer Support with a minimum contribution to the costs of the jump.