At some time in our lives we all come into contact with Cancer. Whether it is through our own personal experience or the experience of others.
In my case Cancer has been a factor in my life for quite a long time in one way or another.
My first close up experience of Cancer was with my Grandma, she was diagnosed with Kidney Cancer and sadly passed away in November 2005.
Since then I have had quite a number of friends and family who have been diagnosed with Cancer and some have survived and sadly some have not been so lucky. The most recent encounter being that of my partners mum who sadly passed away in December 2010 from Stomach Cancer.
I myself am one of the lucky ones...
In 2008 I was told that I had cancer of my right side Parotid Gland which sits just below your ear. Nothing can prepare you for that kind of a shock, I only went to the doctors for treatment with dizzy spells....
Lucky for me though my consultant is at the top of his profession and I was in and out of hospital before I knew what had hit me. After the surgery in July came 5 weeks of intensive radiotherapy in November this helps to kill any remaining traces of cancer, Chemotherapy isn't an option with this type of cancer. And then once all that was over and done the long road to recovery began.
Thankfully I am now well on my way to surviving Cancer, there have been a few hiccups along the way and I am sure there will be a few more smaller ones a long the way but the chances of surviving Cancer in today's society are far better than they ever have been thanks to Cancer Research.
Without donations from the public researchers wouldn't be as far along as they already are - EVERY SINGLE PENNY COUNTS - and could save the life of someone you know.
I wanted to do my bit and came up with the idea of fundraising by donating 100% of the profit made from the sale of my website shopping trolley tokens as well as up to 80% of the profit made from the sale of selected monthly craft items here on my website.
The Shopping Trolley Tokens will be a permanent item and the selected craft items will change each month. And I will also be donating handmade craft items that I have personally made. 75% of the sale price for my hand crafted items will also be donated to my scheme.
Thank you for your support - it's people like you that helped to save my life....