Breast cancer patient steps out in aid of Solihull Oncology Unit - The Solihull Observer

Breast cancer patient steps out in aid of Solihull Oncology Unit

Solihull Editorial 15th Jun, 2021   0

A CANCER patient didn’t let her diagnosis stop her from putting her best foot forward in aid of the Solihull Hospital ward where she was treated.

Tracy Hobbis’ life was turned upside down when she was told she had breast cancer in September and she had to undergo chemotherapy and radiotherapy at the Solihull Oncology Day Unit.

Inspired by the kindness she was shown on the ward and her age Tracy decided to complete a Five Alive Challenge.

As she was 55 when she was diagnosed she set out to walk 55km over five days starting on May 5 and she wanted to raise £555.

However thanks to kind-hearted supporters and loved ones she smashed her target and raised £3,000 for the unit.

She added: “I had my lovely friends join me for my walk and when the challenge was completed I felt so exhilarated.

“It feels like the challenge allowed me to wipe the slate clean and I feel energised to take on life and leave my cancer journey in the past.”

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