B.C. most cancers survivor runs 107 km to fundraise for hospital that handled him | Globalnews.ca

B.C. cancer survivor runs 107 km to fundraise for hospital that treated him  | Globalnews.ca

2021-10-03 05:17:00

A younger B.C. most cancers survivor is put his physique to the take a look at Saturday to assist the hospital that helped him via three-and-a-half of the hardest years of his life.

Jayden Lee, 22, and his buddy Cameron Van Klei spent the day working 107 kilometres from Chilliwack to B.C. Kids’s Hospital.

The duo began at midnight, and had been flanked at numerous factors alongside the route by mates and nicely wishers.

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The plan was to boost cash for the hospital and lift the spirits of children presently going through the problem Lee battled his means via.

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“To now bodily have the ability to run from Chilliwack to the place I spent 3.5 years getting therapy goes to be an emotional expertise,” Lee advised International Information.

“I keep in mind how discouraged I felt within the hospital a bunch of instances and I simply wish to present these youngsters in there proper now that if you happen to put your thoughts to it you’ll be able to just about do something you need.”

Lee was identified with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2015 and efficiently accomplished his chemotherapy therapy in 2018.

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Whereas the expertise was at instances grueling and demoralizing, Lee now credit it with altering his outlook on life.

“Going via one thing like that adjustments your perspective on life fully, it makes you grateful for simply the little issues in life,” he mentioned.

“I keep in mind being caught within the hospital and simply wishing I may return to high school with my mates.”

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By Saturday afternoon, the pair had met their fundraising purpose of $121,000, although are nonetheless accepting donations via a GoFundMe.

Lee and Van Klei spent Friday loading up on carbohydrates earlier than setting out Saturday with the purpose of finishing the run in about 12 to 14 hours.

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“It’s just about all going to be psychological. You simply get into your groove and also you get this runner’s excessive and also you get within the zone and you retain going,” Lee mentioned forward of the run.

“Like being sick, it’s a sluggish course of and it doesn’t actually matter how fast you get there, simply so long as you get there.”

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