My dad died nearly two years ago now. At only 54, very active and healthy (he used to run 5 miles everyday, never drank and ate nothing but salad) he started getting really bad headaches, and started to lose the ability to read properly - like he was developing dyslexia. The doctors told him it was stress but after a while he went for a scan and was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
The cancer was very aggressive, he had an operation to remove some of the tumour and he had radiotherapy and chemotherapy but within a year the cancer had defeated him.
My grandparents also both died from cancer and more recently one of my best friends' dad died too.
This is the main reason why I'm doing this - because cancer is one of the biggest killers these days and we need to help the scientists to find a cure for it but to do this they need money to fund vital research.
Unfortunately it seems as though most people these days know someone who has been affected by cancer - whether directly or indirectly.
I would love it if any of you would like to sponsor me - no matter how small a donation (every penny counts) or just words of encouragement would be appreciated!
Please click here to sponsor me online!
(Me and my daddy)