On Sunday July 7 2019, I turned 39 and chose to celebrate it by taking part in the Truro 5K Race for Life with some friends. I decorated my tshirt ran my heart out in memory of Marty and met some amazing people along the way, including one of the Colorectal Cancer Nurses Marty had a soft spot for called Candy. It made my day and was so lovely to get so much encouragement and a hug off of her.
When a loved one is diagnosed with a disease, your life is completely transformed - you question why them and not you and your dreams get broken. You meander through a myriad of unwanted emotions and are sent on a testing and very scary roller-coaster. You find yourself reflecting on your ‘previous’ life – one untarnished by cancer – and punish yourself.
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Blog - Never too Young
This blog is to carry on Marty's fighting spirit and help raise awareness of bowel cancer to others. It is also a place for you to share any of the things you have done or are doing in memory of him.