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Ceri Lines' Fundraiser:

Hope is real! Help fight blood cancer

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BENEFITING: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2013

Ceri Lines

THE STORY:

I survived leukemia and feel like the luckiest man on the planet. Now I want to do something for others who are facing the disease.

Since being diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in early 2011, going through a year of intense chemotherapy, then slowly building myself back to hope and health, I now prepare to enter my second year of remission in my cancer-free  "new life". Although it is still early days, with the official 'cured' period for leukemia being 5 years after treatment, I feel stronger and more hopeful than ever before. I want to celebrate this, and raise real hope and help to other sufferers by taking part in a series of endurance events, the first being Ironman Taiwan this year.

Not everyone is as lucky as I have been, having received amazing support from family, friends and a great medical team. There are many patients unable to get treatment for financial or environmental reasons. There is also a shortage of doctors and nurses to take care of everyone, and there is much research to be done to find more advanced, less drastic cures.

As a passionate triathlete and endurance racer, I feel like the luckiest man alive every time I hit the road for a run or bike ride. I would love to share my good fortune in some way, or to contribute to help the less fortunate sufferers of blood cancers. I want people who face seemingly impossible odds, as I did, to know that there is hope beyond the disease and intense treatment it requires. That is it indeed curable and there is a chance to become everything you were before, and more. 

I would like to begin this campaign by taking part in the Taiwan Ironman event in November this year. This is a high-profile event that truly celebrates the journey to becoming the best you can be and overcoming physical and mental hardships, both of which played a huge role in my survival through the intense chemo sessions when things looked very bleak. The race is held in beautiful Kenting, on the southern tip of Taiwan, and involves a 1.9km swim, 90km bicycle ride, and 21km run. I aim to finish on the podium if possible, to prove that it is possible for determined survivors of serious diseases to not only become well again, but become stronger than they ever were. 

http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/ironman-70.3/taiwan.aspx#axzz2Zbl7jAq6

Although still undergoing medical treatment and under close observation, I am now deep in a daily training program in my hope to achieve this goal. I am also signed up for other major events, including the Challenge Taiwan international triathlon series. It is extremely exciting for me to be in a position to merge my passion for racing with an opportunity to truly help others in need of both hope and further aid. Please consider making a donation, however small, to help make miracles become reality to others, as they did for me. Thank you!

 

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To This Fundraiser

$9,325

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mum

    $200

  • Eira

    $100

  • Mr.Potato Head

     

  • Ceri Lines

    $100

  • jim snider

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Huw

    $100

  • Pauline

    $100

  • Uncle Death and Bet

    $100

  • Jules & Ireen

    $100

  • Dr. James Hammond

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Shelley Yang

    $10

  • Maria Yuang

    $500

  • Sofie Chang

    $60

  • Stephen and Kristen Ahlers

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Jo & Jerome Boegner

    $100

  • Laura Wyrick

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Chemmy Chen

    $50

  • Mark

    $30

  • Viktor Engvall

    $10

  • Dad

    $200

  • David Sun

    $15

  • Pacific Cycles

    $1,000

  • Shelley Yang

    $130

  • Chuck Finley

    $75

  • Malc and Glo

    $50

  • Ivy Kuo

    $200

  • Mandy Lin

    $60

  • The Great Cornholio

    $30

  • Gran

    $150

  • Joan

    $50

  • Ruth and Eirian

    $50

  • Meira(Gran's neighbour)

    $10

  • Jeff Wu

    $15

  • Ceridwen & James

    $100

  • Ai Chi Hsu, Ai Lin Hsu and Leo Hsu

    $3,000

  • hello

    $10

  • Aled

    $100

  • Apang and James

    $150

  • Mike Dutton

     

  • Chip Clements

    $55

  • Mark Flain

    $150

  • Heide (Corne's sister)

    $30

  • Sarah and Oliver

    $100

  • Corné and Tina

    $20

  • Johan & Jean (Corne's parents)

    $30

  • Captain Midnight

    $50

  • Chris&Mari;

    $100

  • Wendy Barton

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $90

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Vicki M

    $100

  • Ryan

    $200

  • Dennis

     

  • Erica Cherry

     

  • Keith & Lynn

    $30

  • KEITHBIKE VIVIAN

    $20

  • D,ai. And Beti

    $100

  • Guto Nyth Bran

    $15

  • Lemurman

    $25

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47% Raised of$20,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Lemurman

Lemurman

DONATION: $25

Keeping it going... 5 years ago

Guto Nyth Bran

Guto Nyth Bran

DONATION: $15

Ymlaen! Rhedeg fel y diawl! 5 years ago

D,ai. And Beti

D,ai. And Beti

DONATION: $100

For Ceri Keep on running 5 years ago

KEITHBIKE VIVIAN

KEITHBIKE VIVIAN

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Keith & Lynn

Keith & Lynn

DONATION: $30

Best of luck Ceri xx 5 years ago

Erica Cherry

Erica Cherry

In memory of my father, who died of brain cancer, and in honor of all the scientists, doctors, and patients who are working to beat it. 5 years ago

Dennis

Dennis

5 years ago

Ryan

Ryan

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Vicki M

Vicki M

DONATION: $100

Great cause. Honored to be your friend 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Keep going, Ceri! 5 years ago