Following her diagnosis, Laura underwent surgery to remove the visible cancer from her bowel, including a large tumour and the lymph nodes that had also become cancerous.
Laura had seen first-hand how the money raised by Lingen Davies Cancer Fund could be used to purchase pieces of equipment, to help with the treatment of cancer, and wanted to raise money for the charity herself.
“The debt that I owe to the medical team at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Lingen Davies Centre is massive; they have done their best to give me a chance at outrunning cancer. I hope that what I’ve done at least demonstrates my gratitude, but also raises awareness of bowel cancer in younger people so that others might be diagnosed sooner and not have to endure grueling chemotherapy treatment. Cancer is sadly something that affects so many families and I think that what struck me most was that people I’d never met, from all over the world, generously supported my project and donated to a cause that wasn’t local to them. I think people could see that through their donations to the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, there was a direct and immediate benefit to people like me undergoing treatment.”