Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Cheering Chloe On!

Lets help Chloe raise cash!

This month we are spreading the word and hoping to raise money for one of our amazing team members, Chloe! Next month Chloe will be running a half marathon for 'The Brain Tumour Charity' a cause very dear and close to her heart. 
Just a year ago Chloe was diagnosed with a very unexpected brain tumour at the tender age of just 21.

Chloe has had an amazing transformational year. With hard work and determination she has worked her way back to health and fitness and decided to take on this incredible challenge which is now less than a month away. We wanted to show Chloe that we are right behind her with all of our love and support. The team are so proud of her and love having her back at class, we can't wait to see her smash through the marathon! 

Chloe has set up her own 'JustGiving' page and we would like to ask if you can spare anything at all in the way of donations for this incredible charity. No matter how big or small, everything would be much appreciated. 

Below is a bit about Chloe's story and a direct link to her charity and donating page:

 It's been a year since I was diagnosed with a brain tumour and underwent invasive brain surgery. For six months throughout the summer of 2014 I had been abroad dancing two hard shows a night in the sunshine, but almost as soon as I landed home I lost my sparkle and my health deteriorated rapidly... In January 2015 I was rushed to St Georges Hospital in Tooting and awaited the diagnosis, thankfully the tumour which had been discovered was benign and I was told after its removal I should make a full recovery (fingers crossed).
 Since the surgery it's been a long, slow and painful recovery and being an active person it was horrible not being able to dance, gym, socialise and be generally mobile. So I decided to make it a personal challenge to take up running. I started very slowly and it was a real achievement for me to walk to the end of the road and back again, but as the days, weeks and months passed I was able to go further and eventually built my strength and fitness to start running. Bearing in mind I have NEVER been a good runner! this was a real challenge but with the motivation of raising some money for such a good cause it is becoming something I actually enjoy - even though it's not something I find easy!
 I consider myself so very lucky and appreciate that without the research and technology available to the consultants at St Georges who are experts in their field, things may have been more complicated for me.

I am undertaking this challenge as I want to give something back to show my appreciation and recognise the fantastic work that this charity enables

Each year in the UK, approximately 4,300 people are diagnosed with low grade, slow growing brain tumours (what I suffered with) and 5,000 with high grade, fast growing brain tumours. I have experienced first hand the months of pain, sickness and discomfort pre and post surgery and I just cannot imagine how anybody can cope with that all the time, forever having treatments/operations, which is why I really want to raise awareness and money to help fund the research to improve survival rates and reduce the harm caused by brain tumours. 

The link to donate to my page is as follows:
We hope that after reading Chloe's story and taking a look at her page that you feel the same as we do and would like to donate to help her reach her target of £1500. She is so close and we would love for this to be part of the final push to get her there. 
Chloe you are an inspiration to us all and we wish you all the luck in the world. Team Manic are right behind you so keep training and keep up the amazing work, we look forward to April when you smash this brilliant challenge! 
We know you can do it!! 

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