20 Years

As you may already be aware, for the last few months I’ve been fundraising for Ronald McDonald House Bristol and Young Lives vs Cancer in the name of 20 Things for 20 Years.

Well today is the day it’s all about – 7,305 days or 20 years ago, on Friday 15th November 2002 I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.

“Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia is a type of cancer that affects white blood cells. It progresses quickly and aggressively and requires immediate treatment. Both adults and children can be affected.

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia is rare, with around 790 people diagnosed with the condition each year in the UK. Most cases of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia develop in children, teenagers and young adults.”

After 3 years of chemotherapy my treatment was complete and fast forward to 2022 and here I am celebrating still being here. If you’re interested in a I wrote a more detailed overview on the 5th Anniversary – 5 Years Ago Today Changed My Life!.

So far over £2,500 has been raised/donated which is incredible and I’m so happy with. With The Big Ball still to come in a few weeks I’m hoping we can add a decent chunk to further increase that amount!

Also a note to my future self – don’t do ‘30 Things for 30 Years’ in 2032, these past 6 months have been stressful enough, so don’t do it!

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