Throughout treatment, everyone has always given me so much of themselves and nothing has ever been asked in return. Go The Distance was the perfect calling to give back and thank everyone who has helped me along the way.
A lot of my treatment was spent sitting in a chair and I'd often think about all the patients who’d come before me and sat in the same exact chair - Where are they now? How are they doing? Are they okay? And you come to the realisation that a lot of their sacrifices have been paid forward for the next generation.
With each iteration of treatment, we further our understanding, and these learnings hopefully translate to better patient outcomes. I know there were a lot of people who came before me and I’m very thankful for everything that they went through because it's given me a better outcome.
Working on Go the Distance has given me a lot of happiness in knowing my contribution may make the difference to the next person who sits in the same exact chair. To see the comradery of people signing up and pledging distance goals in support of patients with cancer is truly inspiring and uplifting.
Not only does the campaign raise vital funds for life-saving treatment but it also symbolises an unbreakable spirit. There have definitely been times when I have not wanted to continue with treatment, but it’s these campaigns of courage that pull you up and make you want to keep going.
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Go The Distance hero, lives with Rhabdomyosarcoma, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Cancer Patient