Jane Bostock and her family (Des, Lucie, Kerri and Harry) are taking part in Big Fun Run Brighton to raise funds for Pseudomyxoma Survivor as they have suffered the devastating effects of this very rare form of cancer.

Jane’s team are running in memory of Lisa, a wonderful sister, daughter, girlfriend and auntie, who sadly lost her battle with Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP) in December 2017 aged just 44 and hope to raise awareness of this illness.

Lisa was diagnosed in January 2017 after feeling pain in her abdomen and legs, and was admitted to hospital where a cyst was found on her ovary. Lisa underwent surgery and discovered the cyst was cancerous. A series of surgeries followed at a specialist PMP unit in Basingstoke Hospital to remove her appendix, womb, ovaries, parts of her bowel and the liming of her stomach to prevent the cancer spreading. Lisa was given the all clear in July 2017 and looked forward to living her life free of cancer.

After a series of complications, in December 2017 Lisa was told the devastating news that PMP had spread to her bones and abdomen and was terminal. “This was a massive shock for Lisa and ourselves” Jane said, “she passed away on 22nd December and we all spent time with her saying goodbye”.

Still coming to terms with their loss of Lisa, Jane’s family are currently receiving counselling and treatment: “It’s been a heartbreaking year for all our family especially my mum who was with her every day during the last year of her life. I just felt we needed to do something positive, something in Lisa’s memory”.

Pseudomyxoma Survivor provide essential support to people and their families living with PMP and Jane’s team hope their fundraising can help other families going through similar experiences. “We feel this is necessary as we never knew about this support at the time and wish we had” Jane explained.

To support Jane’s team as they complete their Big Fun Run in memory of Lisa visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jane-bostock