Feeling emotional

This weekend my 5 year old grandson Brody finished 3 yrs treatment for leukaemia. No more daily chemo, no more steroids,no more unpleasant procedures. For those who don't know me I started running because I promised Brody I would run a one mile charity race with him. I never ever expected to end up loving running. Brody is my star and my inspiration. Just want to say thanks to all my friends who have supported me during my running journey and these last difficult years.

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  • Fantastic x

  • Such a relief pumpkin

  • I just commented on your post on FB too but just want to say it again. Fantastic news!!! X

  • Thank you noaky

  • Likewise, just commented on FB. Great news. xx

  • Sometimes felt like this week would never come.Thanks folkieboater

  • That is great news FitFor, I am so pleased! No child should have to go through that x :-)

  • He's been amazing no excuse.

  • Way to go Brody!!! What a trooper. Are the two of you planning any other runs?

  • We ll be doing the North of England children's cancer run again in May runwithdogs. Brody first ran it in 2013 aged 2 and 1/2 and at end of 6 months intensive chemo. It was then that I promised him I would do it with him the following year. So it's now a regular event for us. Also going to be doing the GNR mini run again. He loves running but struggles with the stamina as steroids affected his legs. But he never gives up no matter how much of a struggle. We've also done couple of junior park runs. He's hoping no steroids = faster time!

  • What a lovely post. So happy for you, he sounds like a wonderful little chap! xxx

  • He's amazing Elsie. He's my mini coach. Always telling me to practise if I want to run faster!

  • I have read your past posts and that is fantastic news for you all! I know Brody is your inspiration and he must be so proud of you - super gran! And you are clearly an inspiration to others. I wish you all the best for the future🙂.

  • That's really kind of you Sandra. I hope if people are struggling with c25k they can see if this fitfor60 (nearly62) grandma can run anyone can. I feel really privelaged to have made so many friends here and on C25k FB. Can't imagine my life without you all now.

  • Oh that's such good news. What a brave little trooper. Big hugs for you all xxx

  • Hugs much appreciated useitorloseit. Many thanks

  • Fantastic news ! It has been a long, bumpy, emotional journey for you all and I am so pleased for you that Brody has now finished the treatment .

    What a brave little lad , you are an inspiration to us all ! :-) xxx

  • Almost seems surreal Poppypug. He just has to go every 2 weeks to hospital to have blood count checked.

  • That is just fantastic! Well done Brody and all his wonderful family!

  • Thanks Ullyrunner. My daughter and son in law have been amazing trying to give Brody as normal a childhood as possible. He is very close to Jessie his big sister and their wee brother Fraser who was born the week after Brody was diagnosed.

  • That's great news 😊

  • So relived aliboo

  • Aaaaw fantastic news. Hugs xxx

  • All hugs welcome Toonlou. Thanks

  • Brilliant news, Supergran!!

  • Thanks Mr T

  • fantastic news!

  • Thank you hydrogirl

  • Great news I am not surprised you feel emotional it has been a long journey. You both have come so far and it's been an inspiration to be part of it with you. My best wishes and lots of love to all your family on this happy time Rfc X.

  • Your 6 week quests have often kept me focused on small goals and not to get overwhelmed by the bigger picture. Not sure you realise how much you help people roc. I know you and your husband face a difficult journey ahead and hope you have too have a happy outcome at the end. Thanks

  • Aww that's so sweet of you to say. Thank you for your kind wishes.

  • Congratulations, that's fabulous news! Your decision to fix a common goal must have been an important cog in the machine - for you both. The magic is that it will be a base for more adventures and a relationship that others dream of.

    Well done to Brody for hanging on in there and putting up with all the treatment - the most amazing proof of courage can be seen in children in his position. They are so small yet so grown up and startlingly lucid. All the best to you and your family - revel in the happiness :D

  • Plan was only ever to run that one race and that would be it mfamilias. I honestly don't know how I would have coped mentally if I hadn't found running. Leukaemia has meant Brody has experienced things no child should have to go through but it is what it is and he is such a happy wee boy. We have so much to thank the Drs for.

  • I've never been able to get my head around the injustice of nature at times. But the way families fight and work together always brings a positive kick back. Hugs

  • That's so lovely, you are both an inspiration :)

  • That's kind of you chubby mummy

  • That's fantastic news.

    I wish you all a smooth adjustment to your new future (not always as easy as you'd think, but a nice problem to have) I am sure having the running will help you.

  • Thanks google me. Meds and hospital seem to have been part of his life for so long but at least we knew they were trying to zap those leukaemia cells. Now it's just a case of wait and see while Brody builds up his immunity. Feels funny in a funny sort of way.

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