Strictly Come Dancing stars help mum battling cancer
Sara Jeffrey was
diagnosed with a brain tumour
A brave mum battling cancer has proved such an inspiration
she has attracted dancing stars to help in her first
Sara Jeffery was living a healthy and happy life when her world
came crashing down.
The 35-year-old was diagnosed with a brain tumour in October
The mother-of-two, from Kings Hill, has undergone radiotherapy
and is now more than half way through chemotherapy.
Her determination and positive spirit has spurred partner Brian
to try and make a difference.
The 39-year-old, who works in the building industry, has
arranged a series of fundraising events in aid of the Samantha
Dickson Brain Tumour Trust, a national cause set up for research
and support following the 16-year-old’s death.
Professional dancers on Strictly Come Dancing, James and Ola
Jordan (Ola pictured dancing below with partner Chris Hollins),
will be among the first to help.
A two-hour zumbathon has been organised
for Saturday, March 24, at David Lloyds in Kings Hill.
In a statement, the duo said: “Having had the absolute pleasure
of meeting Brian and Sara, and becoming aware of the journey they
have both been faced with, we wanted to do what we could to offer
Partner Brian has been particularly moved by Sara's courage.
He said: “Sara has been incredible. She is so determined to come
through this and has remained positive through it all.
Sara and Brian Jeffery
and children Megan and Max
“I want to raise awareness and as much funds as possible so the
trust can continue with its vital research.”
The couple live in Discovery Drive with six-year-old twins Max
The shock diagnosis only surfaced after Sara had a seizure
during the night.
The tumour had been there for more than 10 years.
Sara, a lecturer in hairdressing at North West Kent College, in
Dartford, said: “I woke up one morning and my life had changed
completely. It’s been tough but I’ve had amazing support from my
family, especially from Brian.
“The experience has brought us closer together but also changed
my outlook on life.
"As a hairdresser, it was a devastating time when I started to
lose my hair but then I realised it’s not the end of the world. I
hope to go on and have many more happy years.”
A second fundraiser is a 60-mile bike race on Sunday, March
to sponsor those taking part. To be involved in the zumbathon
please call the gym, in Kings Hill Avenue, on 01732 222350.
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