Thousands of people raise money for good causes by running the London Marathon. Ollie’s sister Georgie is running the Marathon on her behalf to raise money for CLIC Sargent. We’d like to share Ollie’s story with you.
Ollie is 18 and was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma (bone cancer) in January 2009.
She originally went into hospital with backache in November and following scans had an operation. It was only after the operation that a biopsy revealed she had cancer. Ollie then began a series of 14 chemotherapy sessions with the last one taking place this November.
The months following the end of the chemotherapy will be very challanging, with the fear of relapse and also returning to school to re-start her AS levels.
Supported by CLIC Sargent, Ollie is recording a webumentary to give an insight into her treatment, progress and personal experiences. Ollie is posting regular video updates on the CLIC Sargent website, one of which you can see below where Ollie is in hospital talking about her chemotherapy treatment.
Ollie’s sister Georgie will be running the 2010 Virgin London Marathon to raise money for CLIC Sargent with her boyfriend Ben.
Their training has got off to a good start. They’re both currently running 5-6 miles in a loop around Abersoch, North Wales 5 times a week, with their route currently including a run up nearby hills and along the beach.
Georgie said she’s finding the running is getting easier, and she’s starting to enjoy it more and more. Instead of listening to music while they run, they prefer to chat, but she said as the distances increase they may run out of things to talk about, and will no doubt have to start listening to music.
If you’ve got a place in the 2010 Virgin London Marathon you can create your fundraising page here.