In 2006 I was diagnosed with an inoperable meningioma (brain tumour). I was paralysed from waist down and my tumour increased continually increased in size (albeit slow) I was told I would never be able to walk again.
Having recognised what I had to do in order to gain back my life, I embarked on training 5 hours a days for six weeks and managed to run The London 10K Run In 2010,
Current symptoms aside, I defied the odds by retraining my brain and I want to show others that if I could do it. They could too!
I raised over £50k for various charities and families suffering with this awful diagnosis which included special days out for children with a brain tumour. Sadly, those amazing young children have now left us.
I founded Rent A Date For Charity in 2010 to raise awareness and funds for brain tumour causes. Rent A Date For Charity was the first online auction dating site of its kind around the world. I would auction both the public and celebrities offering their support to the cause as meet and greets, to the highest bidder.
Due to my health and lack of funding, my venture sadly had to come to an end.
Through my journey, I have been through many ups and downs. I have now reached the other side of my fears and I am back to being me again #emotionallyhappy and I'm ready to face the world again!
I am one of the luckier ones, my tumour is now stable. There is still a chance it could grow again and if it did, although inoperable they would intervene (life) Would I let them? I think it just depends on how far up the road I get. Life is is a cycle of death. We all live to die. Which is why I am dedicated to not just helping the cause, but living each day as if it were my last. And we all should!
I am hoping to raise a whole lot more awareness with not just brain tumours but also:
Hemi Facial Spasm's
All of which, unfortnalty, a lot of us go though day to day that I can relate to.
IF YOU TOO SUFFER WITH ANY OF THE ABOVE, WHY NOT JOIN MY SUPPORT GROUP?