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Linda's Great Wall of China Trek

In honour of Chris's true grit during his illness, for Pancreatic Cancer Action because early diagnosis is crucial

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  • In memory of: Chris Winters
  • Event: Great Wall of China, 15 Oct 2016 to 23 Oct 2016

Pancreatic Cancer Action

We focus on early diagnosis and awareness to improve survival of pancreatic cancer

Charity Registration No. 1137689

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

My husband Chris was diagnosed with border line operable pancreatic cancer in 2013. We were devastated, our lives changed forever that day.

From diagnosis in November 2013 Chris was determined to fight, he endured various procedures and hard core chemotherapy in the hope that the tumour would shrink and surgery would be an option.

Our hopes were shattered on June 2nd 2014 when surgery failed - the surgical team concluded it was too dangerous to continue.

Whilst recovering from surgery and knowing his only chance of buying time would be palliative chemotherapy. Close friends helped research drug trials and any possible options. A drugs regime began and we saw a light at the end of the tunnel.

Then the fight began, the recommended drug wasn't funded by the NHS for various reasons. So Chris set up his own fundraising website and began the fight for the drugs he needed. Chris was very positive and encouraged everyone around him to THINK SHRINK and for a while the tumour did shrink a little.                      

In January 2015 Chris was told another shot at surgery was no longer an option as the cancer had spread. The ironic thing was the pancreatic tumour had remained stable.  

Chris lost his fight on August 13th 2015 at the age of 57 he fought so hard to stay alive.

I have taken the challenge to the Great Wall of China in honour of Chris's true grit. I have funded the trip myself so all the money I can raise will go to Pancreatic Cancer Action thank you for supporting me it is really appreciated.

Pancreatic cancer is the fifth biggest cancer killer and has had a survival rate of just 4% for almost 50 years. Twenty six people die every day from the disease it receives just 1% of research funding.

Please help me spread the word and raise some funds. 

To those that supported Chris through his illness thank you .







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