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Urban Challenger’s story: Sue Coates

20.07.17 Categories: Patient stories, Supporter stories

‘I'm taking part in Guy’s Urban Challenge for the second consecutive year to thank Guy's for the care, support and treatment my dad received there.' 

‘My dad Brian was diagnosed with inoperable advanced bladder cancer that had spread to his lymph nodes in August 2016 and given a very poor prognosis but responded beyond anything we could have hoped for to palliative chemotherapy and we were able to have a further 10 months with him before he sadly passed away in June 2017.

Sue with her father
Sue with her father

‘We are all so grateful for the amazing care he received from both Oncology and Urology at Guy’s and that he was able to benefit from the incredible facilities at the new Cancer Centre.

‘Last year I raised £1200 and completed the challenge in 52 minutes - I hope to beat my time this year and again raise vital funds for this very worthy cause. My husband and I also did the 11km Cancer Survivors’ Day Celebration Walk last month and will both be volunteering and bucket collecting at the Oval Cricket ground over the summer.’

If you’d like to support Sue in her fundraising bid for Guy’s Urban Challenge, you can donate here.