Young Lives vs Cancer

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Steph Mountain

Steph Mountain

My Story

I am proud to be running the 2024 TCS London Marathon with Young Lives vs Cancer, a brilliant charity which does some amazing work in the fight against childhood cancer.

 

Last year in October half term I received a message from my friend Hannah explaining her daughter and Evie’s school friend, Arabella, wouldn’t be in school after half term as she was very ill in hospital with Cancer. I genuinely couldn’t understand what I had just read. I re read the message over and over again and just couldn’t make sense of it-

Arabella is the most lively, chatty, funny, enchanting 5 year old little girl, to see her so poorly was heartbreaking.

 

The next few months were full of procedures, treatments, operations, tests, biopsies, long stays in hospital, lives turned completely upside down.

Arabella and her family are being supported by Young Lives Vs Cancer with accommodation when they needed to go to London for Radiotherapy along with other practical and emotional support throughout Arabellas treatment.

 

It’s July now and Arabella has spent a couple of hours at a time back in school and she is still the most chatty, beautiful little girl!

But she and her family have been through 9 months of living in a nightmare and are still in it, their strength as a family is incredible, I am absolutely in awe of them all.

 

I know thinking of Arabella and her family will help me get round the 26.2 miles, but it will also be great to know that we can raise some money for such a great charity who can continue to support families like Arabellas, so please help if you can.

 

Thank you so much x

Young Lives vs Cancer

Raising for:

Young Lives vs Cancer
112%

Funded

  • Target
    £2,000
  • Raised so far
    £2,246
  • Number of donors
    115

My Story

I am proud to be running the 2024 TCS London Marathon with Young Lives vs Cancer, a brilliant charity which does some amazing work in the fight against childhood cancer.

 

Last year in October half term I received a message from my friend Hannah explaining her daughter and Evie’s school friend, Arabella, wouldn’t be in school after half term as she was very ill in hospital with Cancer. I genuinely couldn’t understand what I had just read. I re read the message over and over again and just couldn’t make sense of it-

Arabella is the most lively, chatty, funny, enchanting 5 year old little girl, to see her so poorly was heartbreaking.

 

The next few months were full of procedures, treatments, operations, tests, biopsies, long stays in hospital, lives turned completely upside down.

Arabella and her family are being supported by Young Lives Vs Cancer with accommodation when they needed to go to London for Radiotherapy along with other practical and emotional support throughout Arabellas treatment.

 

It’s July now and Arabella has spent a couple of hours at a time back in school and she is still the most chatty, beautiful little girl!

But she and her family have been through 9 months of living in a nightmare and are still in it, their strength as a family is incredible, I am absolutely in awe of them all.

 

I know thinking of Arabella and her family will help me get round the 26.2 miles, but it will also be great to know that we can raise some money for such a great charity who can continue to support families like Arabellas, so please help if you can.

 

Thank you so much x

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