A marathon for every year

Thursday, 2 March 2017

A marathon for every year thumbnailSteven McLaughlin pictured at Ballybrakes outside GEHQ Gym supported by mum Judith, dad Bob, Gordy Elliot of GEHQ and other family and friends doing marathon number two out of ten for the Cancer Fund for Children.

A STRANOCUM man has taken on a challenge to complete 10 marathons in 10 weeks to celebrate my 10 years in remission from Hodgkin's lymphoma.
This Saturday Steven McLaughlin will run his sixth marathon in and around Coleraine with all money raised is going to the Cancer Fund for Children at Daisy Lodge in Newcastle.
Steven takes up the story: "In 2006 I was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I had five small lumps around my neck and one large lump in the centre of my chest. I was only 24 years old at the time and it scared the hell out of me. I was young and fit and my career was going in the right direction.
“The day the Doctor told me I had cancer was the scariest thing I've ever been told in my life. At first you panic and think you're going to die. On the day I was diagnosed I was introduced to the team of nurses that would look after during my operations and eight months of chemotherapy.


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