Family Fun Day Sunday 26 June 2011 – 12-4pm
Blackrod Community Centre, Greenbarn Way, off Vicarage Road, Bolton BL6 5TA
My story began last summer when my 12 year old daughter, Megan found a lump in her left thigh. The doctor was sure it was nothing to worry about but sent her for an ultrasound scan. They then sent her for an MRI scan and were unsure of the diagnosis.
Megan underwent an operation on January 6th to remove the lump and all went well. The diagnosis was a soft tissue sarcoma named Myxoid Liposarcoma, very rare in children but thankfully a low grade non-aggressive cancer.
Megan had a further operation to remove surrounding tissue from her leg and all was clear. A visit to the new children’s hospital in Manchester to see the cancer specialist was reassuring. No further treatment was needed and Megan will now be regularly checked for the next 5 years.
Around this time my younger daughter brought a card home from school from the Be Child Cancer Aware charity, I thought this was poignant. I decided to look at the website and then rang the founder, Diane Watt, to see how I could help. I have decided to organise an event centred around children and hopefully will be a great afternoon of fun. I have drafted in as many of my family and friends as possible.
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If you cannot make it to the Fun Day but would like to give a few pounds for this worthy cause, please consider making a donation via my fundraising page
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We hope you can join us on the day. Please also visit our Event Page on Facebook.