I became a ambassador for the Toma fund as I was a close friend of Jordan's from the Hospital as I have also had Cancer.
I want to keep his memory alive whilst raising money for the children and young people that are having treatment now and for patients in the future!
I just want to carry on the amazing fund-raising Jordan began :)
After my treatment I was determined to make my experience of been in hospital help others. This is when I decided I wanted be a children's nurse. Achieving good grades at school was a challenge as I was only in a few days a week, but I managed to get into college and get my A levels, being accepted into Northumbria University, my first choice was amazing! After completing University and getting my first job exactly where I wanted on the bone marrow transplant unit felt great! Knowing I could help others that we're fighting serious illness
I became an ambassador of the Toma fund because Jordan was a really close friend of mine and I wanted to help let his memory live on through the fund, supporting children, teenagers, young people and their families going through cancer treatment, which means a lot to me as I have my self been through cancer treatment and know what day to day obstacles are faced by these families.
By being an ambassador of the Toma fund, it helps me to help others who are in the same situation that I was once in, making it very worth while and gives a lot of satisfaction and happiness to me.
After being treated in hospital for a lot of years during my child hood it became apparent to me that this is what I would love to do as a career. After finishing school with 10 GCSE results I went on the study child care at college doing BTEC National Diploma in Early Years. I then applied to university and went to University of Leeds in 2006 to study Children's Nursing, I qualified as a Children's Nurse in Jan 2009 and from there got my first job on the busy Children's Surgical ward at Leeds Children's Hospital and I have now worked there for 4years.
It is an honour and a privilege to be a part of this wonderful charity, I will fulfil my role by continuing to spread word on Toma Fund and raise awareness of such an amazing charity which is so very close to my heart.
Jordan was my oldest grandchild and we had a very special bond. If I can do half as good a job as Jordan would have done in helping other children and families going through cancer like Jordan and our family had to do, then I feel we at Toma Fund will have succeeded.
Jordan's dream was to help "make a difference" and I will continue to make his dream happen.
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