Wednesday, June 08, 2016

For Sara

A couple of months ago my sister-in-law Sara was diagnosed with a grade 2 brain tumour in her frontal lobe. She underwent several hours of surgery that went well and where the doctors managed to remove 97% of the tumour. She will be undergoing radiotherapy shortly and may have to go onto chemotherapy as well later on. She is still in hospital and will have to remain there for a while longer. She has two young daughters, aged 7 and 1, and as you can imagine it is very hard on the little girls as well as her partner, Brian.

Sara is recovering remarkably well after her recent craniotomy, combined with radiotherapy, and her surgeon's prognosis is really good.

I have therefore decided to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society. I am planning on doing 2 things:

  1. I will be running the 24 hours race in Belfast on 25th/26th of June. I was going to run this race anyway as an athletic challenge but Sara’s illness has given me an added incentive to run and do some good for others at the same time
  2. I will be shaving my head, in solidarity with Sara and all cancer patients that have to undergo chemotherapy. This will be done at my workplace on 17th  June and give all my colleagues there the opportunity to donate some money for my fund raising efforts.

I have created a website for donations. The URL is Please consider a donation!

1 comment:

  1. Well done Thomas. I went to donate but they don't take paypal (my credit card was compromised earlier this year and I had to get a new one - only use it online as a last resort).