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Nurse and her father run for 12hours to support friend with cancer
10:16am Friday 7th March 2014 in News
A NURSE from Bournemouth Hospital and her father ran for 12 hours to raise money in support of a friend with cancer.
Carla Hayes, 35, and dad, Chris Corbin, 59, from Parkstone took to the treadmills at Rossmore Leisure Centre in support of friend, Lee Finn, whose wife, Rachel, works with Carla as a nurse.
Lee was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in October 2012, which has since spread to the liver.
Money raised was originally going towards private hospital treatment for Lee, but unfortunately, he has now been told that this is no longer possible as the cancer is too advanced, so it will now go to Pancreatic Cancer UK.
Carla said: “My dad and I wanted to do something to help and we’re both quite keen on fitness, so it made sense to do the run for a worthwhile cause.”
She added: “We know that the NHS has done as much as they can for Lee, but there obviously has to be a cut-off point to their spending, which we understand.”
Rachel, Lee’s wife, said: “Lee has been treated since October 2012 by both Southampton General Hospital and Royal Bournemouth Hospital.”
She added: “We are absolutely amazed by the care and support that they have shown, both to Lee, and to myself, throughout.”
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