In 2006, my son Shaun was first diagnosed with Melanoma Skin cancer. Shaun had a mole that had grown and was misshapen; twice he had been to the Doctors to be told it was just a wart mole!! And they would not
remove it as it was cosmetic.
In 2006 it was removed and tested and our worst fears were realized- they said the word skin cancer!!. Shaun was amazing he accepted it, went through some treatment and for 4 years led a very happy and healthy life. But in October 2010 Shaun became unwell it was so sudden, he had been regularly monitored during those four years but the cancer had returned and vigorously. He was offered a trial form of Chemotherapy to slow the cancer down at Addenbrokes Hospital in Cambridge. Unfortunately this was too late for Shaun as the cancer was so aggressive from being a fit man playing football twice a week to losing his life within 4 months on January 23rd 2011 aged 25, such was the speed of the cancer growth.
Addenbrokes are one of the top research units into Melanoma in the world. and we are keen to raise money for the charity to support their amazing work to try and find a cure for this terrible disease that strikes so many young people not just those who use sun beds and sunbathe.
Shaun was a keen local footballer so each year and his team Worlingworth play Stradbroke another local team for the Shaun Turnor memorial Cup at Worlingworth Community centre.
My contact details are mobile
07917024240, if you require any further information.
Thank you very much
Mobile: 07917 024240