I’ve always loved that Billy Joel tune, ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’¹. As a music producer myself, for a long time I’d been thinking how cool it would be to record my own, adapted version of the song.
At the same time, in the two years since my MOAS² I’d been thinking about ways to raise awareness of PMP. I’d done a bit of fundraising myself here and there, but I really wanted to do something bigger. I wanted to do something collaborative to allow other survivors and supporters to get involved in a fun and positive way.
I was going through the content from the old website to make sure that I had brought it all across to this one and I stumbled across this post…
Last year, I pledged to do 30 Days of Biking. It’s a global challenge to ride your bike every day in April, any distance, any destination. For every 30 people to pledge, they donate a bicycle to a child in need.
I never got to fulfil my pledge.
A Bristol woman has made a full recovery after having nine of her organs removed. Jenny Ramage was told she would have died if she hadn’t undergone what doctors call the ‘mother of all surgeries’.
I decided to help raise money for Pseudomyxoma Survivor when I found out my friend Kirsty was diagnosed with pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP). I was in shock that she had developed cancer. You never think it will happen to someone you know, especially when they are the same age as you.
Davina Knight stays positive in the face of one-in-a-million cancer diagnosis and she shared her story with The Morning Bulletin.
A Hampshire woman who contracted a rare form of cancer has undergone surgery which involved the removal of a number of her organs, before she was blasted with chemotherapy. Emily Ervine had a rare form of cancer – the same condition that killed, Hollywood star, Audrey Hepburn.
Melissa featured in her local newspaper after abseiling down from a bridge to raise awareness. How fantastic!
My operation meant that I would never experience the joy of carrying my own baby… I cried until there were no tears left.