ovarian cancer

Race For Life (video)

Today was incredible!

​Today 22 of my dearest friends and loved ones from all areas of my life – including my mum, sister and dad (in a wig!) – came together to pull on their running shoes and run the local 5km Race for Life and I couldn’t be more proud!

I felt absolutely showered with love and support. I don’t think I can ever put into words how special all of these awesome ladies made me feel by giving up their Sunday to help raise money for cancer research! And not just any Sunday either, it’s also Father’s Day today!

I am truly blessed to know such wonderful women!

And do you know what’s even more awesome?…between them they raised over £5000! How insanely awesome is that?!

I could go on and on about how grateful I am but instead I’ll let the photos do the talking for once. I could actually cry with how happy these pictures make me!

Oh and yes, of course, I was dressed like a bumble bee and I even had a mini bumble bee friend with me!…bumble bees are very special to me and play an important role in motivating me on my journey.


Love and light to everyone, Fi xxx

Bald is beautiful – it’s all about embracing the new look 💕

Hubby sporting the most awesome Tshirt in the world!

Ex-colleagues who traveled two hours to show their support!

Ex-volunteering buddy!

Friends and an ex-colleague who is also my much loved companion on my chemo days!

Hypnotherapy buddies!

Ex-colleague and neighbour!Soul sister!

My amazing parents!

Mini support sporting her home made support banner 💕

Seeing my parents finish the race 💕

The post run picnic 💕

The grand total raised by all the ladies running today was an amazing £226k!!!

You can still donate – every penny counts! Thank you!

Together we will beat cancer sooner xxx

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When life gives you lemons…

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.

when-life-gives-you-lemons-224454_w1000As 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