My daughter Rosemary completed the three peaks challenge this weekend in memory of her granddad who died in November from this awful cancer. So far she has raised £410 and has another £250 promised, money is still coming in. We know in the greater scheme of things it's not a lot of money but every little helps. I read the Health Unlocked Website almost every day and still cry when I read some of the messages. It will be 8 months this Friday since we lost my father. At the time it was brutal but we take comfort from the fact that he had three weeks to put his affairs in order and say his goodbyes. He got progressively weaker over the three weeks between his diagnosis being confirmed and his death but it was only the last 48 hours when he was confined to bed and the pain medication meant he was sleeping all the time. He died at home with my mother holding one hand and me the other. When he was diagnosed he told me he wasn't ready to go and still had so much he wanted to do, after all he was only 80! However, a few days before the end he hugged me and told me he was ready. I pass on my best wishes to everyone and say life does go on and no-one is really gone while there are people who love them and rember them.
Our local newspaper, the Hartlepool Mail, carried the story a few weeks ago. We hope for a follow up.