On Tuesday 6th June Beverley wrote about her friend Rozalind:
‘On the 3rd of June my beautiful friend Rozalind Beresford ran long and hard, through ponds, enduring the cold and mud and jumped over obstacle for 1 hour and 34 minutes. Her endeavours raise funds £1,512.36 + £193.75 gift aid for the devastating disease of pancreatic cancer that has sadly afflicted my family not only once, but twice within a matter of four years.
Roz did a remarkable job of coming 7th out of 250 women.
It has taken me over two years before I could actually even say the word “cancer”. It was too difficult to say without having an emotional reaction. My heart was so broken, just the word cancer had an overwhelming powerful negative effect.
I replaced it with the word “condition”. I felt the word cancer had such negative connotations that it would hinder me and replace my strong need for a positive outlook. I had to learn fast to train my mind to respond to ‘incoming data’ without fear. So I had to step into tomorrow without apprehension and not waste time with worry. Rather fill the time with creative thinking about how to move forward no matter what happens, no matter how the odds are stacked against you.
Anyway I digress, back to the cause,
This post was always about the huge thank you to everybody who made such wonderful generous donations to Roz. John, myself and Rozalined have been blown away by the generosity.
Thank you for from the deepest part of us.