“’You have bowel cancer.’ Four words I didn’t expect to hear at the age of 38. Those words instantly crippled me with anxiety, fear and sadness as I began a scary and unknown journey.
Thankfully, after many scans, ultrasounds, two major operations including a bowel resection, followed by months of bowel recovery, a year later I can happily say I am fully recovered, moving forward and living a healthy and normal life. My cancer was found early - I am one of the lucky ones.
I'm sharing this to raise awareness that you’re #never2young for bowel cancer and when found early is highly curable. Bowel cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer and is increasingly growing in younger people.
Thank you to my awesome brother Pat for pacing me, to my amazing friend / cousin / nutritionist Em for running alongside me, to my boys who ran and rode with me for the last few kms to the finish line, and to all who donated and showed me love and support, now and over the last year.” ~ Amelia.
Thanks to her amazing efforts, Amelia raised more than $8,500 for Bowel Cancer Australia.