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Cycling the Way of the Roses: The Pyott's Story

Linda P
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30 Jul 2014

We lost our granddaughter in October 2009 due to a still born birth. Shortly afterwards the doctors discovered that our daughter Emma had non-Hodgkin lymphoma, previously dismissing her symptoms as pregnancy related. We eventually lost Emma in January 2010, aged 33. She had been bedridden all the time despite trying to walk, and eventually developed septicaemia.

When we found out our eldest daughter was pregnant in December 2012 we decided to drag ourselves out of the doldrums and get fit for our forthcoming grandchild. We began to start cycling again and in August 2013 (when our grandson was born) we aimed to cycle ‘The Way of the Roses’, hoping to raise £100 for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and help prevent others suffering as Emma did. A dear friend is in remission from myeloma due to the treatment she has received through research.

Well, we trained and finally completed ‘The Way of the Roses’ cycle ride on 1 June 2014.

Our fundraising has now reached £1575. Due to the coverage that we had in the Rotherham Advertiser our donations increased by £150 or so, so many thanks to the news desk for that.

I cannot thank our friends and family enough.

I truly hope this money helps someone somewhere not have to suffer like our beloved daughter did.
 

Comments

31.07.2014

Congratulations Linda on what is a very fitting tribute to Emma. You can rest assured that every single pound that you raised will go straight into the research that is making a difference to the lives of blood cancer patients.

I'm a leukaemia survivor myself and am only still here today thanks to the efforts of people like you. The way you have turned something so negative into something positive is really inspiring and we are very lucky to have such great supporters as you - keep up the good work!

Anonymous
31.07.2014

Wow Andy what a wonderful thing to say to us I am 64 and my husband is 65 and our latest figure has reached £1653.

I am so pleased the treatment has helped you and lots more to survive this illness let us all try and stamp it out altogether. I cannot ask my friends and family for any more than they have all given we are overwhelmed by their support and your support too many thanks.

Anonymous
31.07.2014

Well done Linda & Stuart! A truly inspirational family, Emma was a credit to you both as is your beautiful daughter Alison. Always thoughtful and kind to others. Your grandson as put a smile on all your faces! Keep strong xxxxx

01.08.2014

You're welcome Linda - least I could do really! What you and Stuart are doing is fantastic and I wanted you to know that it does make a real difference. Have a great weekend.

Anonymous
01.08.2014

Oh Andy you have made me cry again. We wanted to do something for our Emma and what better than for the charity L & L Research. We thought it a fitting tribute to our daughter knowing we are helping others and people like you may I add and a very close friend of ours to beat this illness. Someone came up to us on the start of our ride and said he had been in remission from Lymphoma for 22 years he was in his 40's. It made our tribute even more special and so has your story many thanks for sharing that with us. God bless you xxx