Why we are supporting Dorothy House
Part of being a community is that in times of need we band together to support one of our own. Last week fellow MeasureCamper Miles Woolgar got in touch to ask us to support his family through a very difficult time by appointing Dorothy House as our charity partner. Here’s the situation in Miles’ own words – please dig deep and donate to Dorothy House here.
My name is Miles. I’ve been involved with Measure Camp since 2015, first attending and then even doing a presentation myself at Cardiff this year.
It was in March 2015 when my mum first became ill with C cell lymphoma, a cancer that attacks the lymphatic system. Following chemo my mum made an amazing recovery and was pronounced cancer free by December 2015. I had my mum back and was very thankful at what appeared to be a miracle.
My mum was fit and healthy until July 2017 when she complained of severe back pain and she found it difficult to eat. She started to go jaundice so the doctors carried out a series of tests.
Unfortunately, the results were not good. It was discovered that she had pancreatic cancer. Even though the cancer was the size of a pea it was at the head of the pancreas which meant it was inoperable. To help with her condition a stent was inserted but unfortunately this lead to septicaemia owing to her lowered immune system.
I still have my mum, but time is short. She may have weeks or months. In the mean time, she is being looked after by Dorothy House nurses who provide end of life care.
You might not be in the same situation as I am but you may know someone who has gone through the same painful experience. Therefore, I would like to ask you all to give generously towards Dorothy House as these angels help so many get ready for their final journey.
Dorothy House provides compassionate care and support for people in their community with a life-limiting illness. Their focus is on quality of life, so patients can live well and die well.
They give care and support to patients and their families in Bath and north east Somerset and parts of Wiltshire and Somerset, whenever they need it; at home, in the hospice, or at one of their outreach centres.