So it’s been a while since I have blogged, naughty me (slapping my wrist) well here we go…..
So I am preparing my body of a temple (amusement park actually) ready for this massive challenge and I keep thinking how am I going to do it? And here is what springs to my mind immediately.
Number 1 on my list is my dad, father, poppa bear! Can u imagine being told you’re dad has cancer? That his cancer is incurable and that all you can do is stand by and let this happen, no? Well 3 years ago nor could I until the dreaded day I got told. To be honest since that day I have been living in fear of the dreaded big C. My dad is amazing and has coped with his life having to change amazingly. How can I mope around when my dad is giving it all he has got to fight for his life. People always say to me “I don’t know how you do it Amy, if it was me I would be crumpled on a heap on the floor” to which I reply “what good is that going to do? I just do it” and it’s true because there is nothing I can do to stop what is happening and all I can do it keep my dad going, keep him positive and be a reason for him to keep smiling! (I hope I manage this, even though I always spend his money) it’s tough knowing what the out come is going to be but I need to do this to try and prevent anymore stories like this happening. We have been through lots of ups and downs with this big C from having positive results to negative but one thing me and my family have done is never lost hope! We all pick each other up and keep on going, for my dad.
My second reasons are for people who have lost their lives to melanoma (or any kind of cancer) One day will always stick out in my mind and that is when my dad got told his melanoma had spread to his brain and the next day I was at home with him and he logged on to a melanoma forum that he loves to talk to people on to discover a very young lady had lost her battle. We both sat their and cried together ( hopefully he wont mind me telling you he cried, real men cry) because it brings it all home that no one is safe and this girl was so young and she shouldn’t of had to be fighting for her life so young and she shouldn’t of been taken. This needs to end. For me it’s very tough because my lovely partner Craig and my best friend have both lost their mothers very recently and on both occasions I was fuming. I was so angry that this horrible disease had taken two more beautiful people from us, I was angry that the people I loved were having to deal with something so scary and that their story didn’t have a happy ending. Most of all I was angry that there is no cure!
I will forever be fund raising for factor 50 and I will forever be sticking my fingers up to the big C because why should we live in fear of it? Why should this horrible disease be taking precious lives from us? And this is where you come in. Without your sponsorship and your support this will never end. Please keep clicking that sponsors button and help some thing silly in June try to make a difference.
I am so grateful for the people taking on the challenge this year and even more so of the guys and gals who with no hesitation agreed to do it again. KOKO ssij’ers! See you on those hills!
Stay classy y’all