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.