‘I don’t think I had heard of sarcoma before Susan was diagnosed.’
Three years ago, Susan, Matthew Clarke’s wife, was diagnosed with embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (EMRS).
EMRS is a type of sarcoma most often found in young children, although, as the Clarkes found out, not exclusively so. Thankfully, Susan has been in remission following a course of chemotherapy shortly after diagnosis.
Matthew and Susan, from Sevenoaks, Kent, are very grateful to the friends and family that supported them through this challenging time, the staff at the Royal Marsden who provided ‘wonderful care’ and Sarcoma UK.
‘It is a great privilege for me to run a marathon in support of Sarcoma UK’, says Matthew. ‘I would like to do my part to raise money to help the research and support that this great organisation provides, as well as to raise general awareness of sarcoma.’
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