The kindness of strangers……

“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate”

IMG_4922Immunotherapy would cost at least one hundred thousand pounds. Oh, I thought, that’s that then, we have no chance. A few weeks later we have reached the halfway point, fifty thousand pounds! How on earth has that happened? To say I’m overwhelmed is an understatement.

My friends and family and their friends and families have been incredible. The time and energy they have put into cure4charley and love and support they have given to myself, Jess and Aurelia is immense.

However, what has really blown us away is the kindness of strangers.

Ben Degg died of a rare cancer in September last year, his wife Jen and friends and family are holding The Ben Degg Memorial Football Tournament on September 10 and have decided to give all money raised to Cure4Charley, wow!

On September 11, Richard Clarke from Graysons Solicitors in Sheffield will be running the Great North Run for Cure4Charley.

Last week, Ania Redzina from Bupa in Brighton organised a huge cake sale. Venus Lamey has also held a cake sale and her and her friends are taking part in a colour run too.

I have never met these people and they have little connection to my friends and family, yet what they are doing for us is incredible, they are truly great people and an inspiration.

Then there are the messages of support. I cannot begin to say how much these messages mean and how great is the positive energy and strength they give us. The shares and likes on Facebook, the retweets on Twitter, (did you see Elle McPherson, Dawn French, Daisy Lowe, Gemma Cairney,  Derren Brown, Chemmy Alcot and Heather Peace have all retweeted the campaign?).. Boom!

To say my faith in human kindness has been restored is an understatement, the power of kindness should never be doubted, it gives me so much strength and determination to fight and never stop.

Thank you to you all.

Charley X

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