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My journey with cancer

Fundraiser page created in the Health category by Clint Williams

$1,502 of $5,000 goal
Given by 22 generous donors in 5 weeks

To give back to the Cancer Society for all their support for when I was going through treatment for my brain tumour.

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At 32 years old, I had my second brain surgery which was followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment for my brain tumour. The Cancer Society were a huge support network and I will be eternally grateful for everything they did for me, hence why I would like to do what I can, to raise funds for them.

The journey was tough, and took a huge toll on my body and mind; I was determined to not let it define who I was, and started thinking bigger than the tumour and the treatment needed to destroy it.

In August 2019, I had a MRI scan which confirmed that the tumour had gone. Now it was time to continue on with my life, and resume ticking off the bucket list. In December 2019, I competed in Taupo Ironman 70.3, closely followed by Wanaka Challenge in February 2020; to which I qualified for the World Championships in Slovenia.

The next event is Ironman Taupo in March 2021. An Ironman is widely considered one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world. 3.8km swim, 180km bike and a full marathon.

I would like my story to be used as a beacon of hope to those in similar situations to mine a few years ago - you will get through it, and you can achieve anything you could before treatment, and more, with the right mindset.

Clint Williams' involvement (page creator)

After going through chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment for my brain tumour, I want to give back to the Cancer Society Otago & Southland for all their support. I also hope to inspire those going through similar circumstances as I once did.

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Let's go big   30 October 2020

Posted by: Clint Williams

Thanks for all the donations so far

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Latest donations

Claire 15 hours ago
Amazing Clint!
Sue and Mike
Sue and Mike 3 days ago
Inspiring! Best wishes from Sue and Mike
Fernando, Ruth, and Enrique Elizondo
Fernando, Ruth, and Enrique Elizondo 5 days ago
Myles on 20 Nov 2020
Tough b*****d! Good luck tomorrow
Gareth on 20 Nov 2020
Good on you Clint, great cause! Gareth and family 🏃‍♂️

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