Six months ago a vigilant GP pointed out a lump in my throat, which, after several tests and surgery to remove half of my thyroid, turned out to be cancer. I've heard it said a number of times since my diagnosis: Thyroid Cancer is the cancer you want to get, if you had to choose. When you’re a 33-year-old mother of two very young boys, let me tell you it makes bugger-all difference.
Fortunately for me, my prognosis is now excellent, and my physical health is stable. The last few months have been emotionally challenging and personally revealing, but tempered by the people who love and enfold me. The next few months are about getting my body and my head back on track, which means a new, and this time self-inflicted, challenge — completing a 10km run at the 2018 Gold Coast Marathon. I’ll be joined at the festival by our 5-year-old son (running the 2km, you can help him raise money here: https://gcam2018.everydayhero.com/au/ned-clifford), husband (running his second 42km), and our 2-year-old (cheering from the sidelines) who are always by my side.
I've read a lot over the past six months, and found the resources provided by Cancer Council Queensland to be helpful and reassuring. I've chosen to raise money for the Cancer Council Queensland as part of my participation in 2018 Gold Coast Marathon.
Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about Cancer Council Queensland, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!