In September 2019, Maria’s Dad Joe or as Maria calls him Papa Jose was diagnosed with Liposarcoma Cancer. Soft tissue sarcomas are a group of rare cancers affecting the tissues that connect, support and surround other body structures and organs and can develop in any part of the body. It was while Maria’s parents were back in Malta visiting family when Joe’s cousin suggested he see her doctor as he was becoming severely unwell. Doctors suggested he immediately goes in to hospital and specialists found that he had 2 tumours growing. The tumours had been growing for 10 years and weighed 18KG. Upon coming back home to London he began treatment and had an operation at The Royal Marsden Hospital in South Kensington where they successfully removed the tumours and is now cancer free!!
Maria’s amazing friend Olivia is also doing the walk because like Maria, cancer has effected her family but also her auntie passed away to cancer and that’s why they want to raise as much money as they can so that they can support people who are currently suffering
On the 26th September 2020, Maria and her friend Olivia will be climbing Mount Snowdon at night in Wales to raise money for The Royal Marsden! Maria witnessed first hand the care of the nurses and doctors and was amazed! For most people being diagnosed with cancer is a low point in their lives but The Royal Marsden gives every cancer patient the best treatment they can get. Your donations means more funding for the hospital e.g medical equipment, funding for staff, beds and much more!
Thank you for your time please donate whatever you can Maria and Olivia xx
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