So I’m always of the opinion that “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade” and I wasn’t going to let something silly like a cancer diagnosis change my opinion on this so, when I got diagnosed I made the decision that I wanted as much positivity to come from my journey as possible.
As well as sharing my story on social media I also set up a ‘Justgiving page’ to raise money for Macmillan Nurses and invited friends and family to donate to this wonderful charity that, in just a short while, had made our journey so much smoother already. Amazingly in just 24 hours they had donated nearly £15000!!! Isn’t that mind blowingly awesome! I can honestly say that the love I felt from every one of those donations and the lovely comments people left will give me the strength I need to make it through my journey!
I will continue to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support throughout my journey and always so that together we can help them to continue in their pledge to ensure that no one faces cancer alone.
I have also made my own pledge to cut all of my hair off before I start my chemo so that it can be donated to be made into a wig by the Little Princess Trust for a young child facing cancer and to dye my remaining hair pink until it falls out as a result of chemo. I invited others to do this too and was amazed to receive messages from people that they would be donating their hair to this amazing cause. My heart honestly sings for people like this!
Other people also offered to dye their hair pink too – including my mum and dad! Support like this is priceless and I feel like the luckiest person alive knowing I have so many awesome, positive people cheering me on from the sidelines.
I also have friends and family signing up for the race for life and the overrun ovarian cancer run and I plan to join them all – walking, or crawling, if I have to!
I cannot put into words how grateful I am or how loved I feel but want everyone to know that I have never felt so blessed. Thank you.
love and light, Fi xx