As a young child Ladan suffered from leukemia and was lucky enough to make a full recovery. More recently, Ladan’s father Bizhan has also survived a different form of leukemia, though he has been left with less energy on a day to day basis.
Amy’s grandfather, Frank Marshall, died from leukaemia in 1982. On November 4th Amy will be remembering her “Daddy Frank” as she sacrifices the comfort of her body in his name, in Ladan’s name, in Bizhan’s name and in the names of (currently) six other people through whom cancer has had an impact on the lives of Amy and/or her friends.
Throughout her life Ladan has frequently made donations to Cancer Research in the UK, helping increase the odds that other people would survive cancer as she did. For the last few years she has been unable to do this and so I would very much appreciate it if you could support Amy as she runs in Ladan’s name, exactly three years to the day that Ladan fell unconscious.
You can read Amy’s sponsorship page, a little more of the background to her decision to run marathons to raise money, and make a sponsorship offer, by clicking here.
[Portrait photo (right) by Shahram Dana (modified)]