Jacob’s illness put life into perspective
So you may ask, can anything good ever come from such a horrendous ordeal? Well, I believe so. Jacob’s illness put life into perspective, and made me understand what really is important in life. Not possessions, but time. Time with family, time spent together making memories that will last a lifetime.
We have spent 10 years making memories, and for that opportunity I have been so grateful. I’m so thankful to all of the health professionals we’ve met along the way, especially those medical staff in Cambridge, as I’m aware without their expertise, the research and clinical studies, my boy may not have been with us today.
2019 marks a decade of Jacob being off treatment and I’ve been extremely lucky to be able to celebrate this milestone by running the Virgin Money London Marathon in support of Children with Cancer UK. It was an enormous honour for me to support such a fantastic charity, and a truly humbling experience to meet and chat to others who also chose to run and support the same great cause. It’s my hope that one day no one ever has to endure seeing someone they love go through treatment for cancer, but also I’m hopeful that in the future some of the late effects caused by Jacob’s treatment, such as fertility and hearing will be solved by medical research too.