Thoughts jump to last chemotherapy drugs for Isaac
As the 23rd May 2018 drew nearer, arrived and has now passed, our thoughts can’t help but jump to the 23rd May 2019… when, after what will be 3 years and 4 months of treatment, Isaac will take his last chemotherapy drugs. It is such a long treatment time from the day of diagnosis back on 2nd a February 2016, but it’s surprising how all the different drugs, hospital visits and routines become part of normal life and how quickly that time passes. Although we are looking forward, getting excited and making plans to celebrate, we are so conscious we don’t want to wish time away but be grateful for every day. That said, there are plans afoot…
Mud – As the last big fundraiser in treatment, #teamfell will be out in force at the Rat Race Dirty Weekend just days before end of treatment
Food – 5 phases of treatment, 5 meals to celebrate
Sun – Just days after the end of treatment, Cyprus!
We thought we’d go out with a fundraising bang as Isaac’s treatment ends next year and have our last big fundraising push at the Rat Race Dirty Weekend. The weekend features the Full Mucker: the world’s largest obstacle course consisting of 200 obstacles over 20 miles, along with the Young Mucker course for the kids.
So why the Rat Race?
Rat Race (who do a number of events) are in partnership with one of the #teamfell charities, Children with Cancer UK, and their Dirty Weekend 2019 event is on 11th May, less than 2 weeks before Isaac ends treatment, and it’s a race that has become linked closely with part of Isaac’s journey, so it seemed fitting.
We discovered the Rat Race just before Isaac was diagnosed. In May 2015 I did the Full Mucker with a group of girl friends as a crazy challenge. As the date got nearer, Rat Race announced they were to launch the Young Mucker that same year so Isaac and his friend Kyle entered. So there the crazy Rat Race adventure started… we loved it! I entered again for 2016, at that stage having no clue that training would end up stopping before it had really even begun with Isaac’s diagnosis, and the official charity that we’d raised money for as a nice gesture in 2015 would become extremely personal.
Isaac was unable to enter the Young Mucker so I had a new drive for completing the Full and #teamfell was born. We set up a fundraising page to raise funds for 4 amazing charities working so hard around childhood cancer, including Children with Cancer UK. Not only that, but we had a whole team of friends who also put on their #teamfell shirts to race the Half, Full and Double Mucker, including Isaac’s grandpa (my dad) and Kyle did the Young Mucker, with friend Joe. Despite the treatment, Isaac was well enough on the day to support and enjoy the event.