Let’s hear it for Esther Hutson, daughter of MKCPP member and throat cancer survivor Trevor Hutson and his wife/carer Sally. Esther is running the London Marathon this year to raise money for laryngectomy patients nationwide. Trevor is also a member of Head & Neck Cancer – MK and of Milton Keynes’ new group for head and neck cancer patients, The Swallows.
Trevor explains the background
“I know this is not really 100% relevant but we have a really great and long standing charity for lary’s called NALC – National Association of Laryngectomy Clubs. They are an organisation that provide information for larys and their carers. They help support Clubs and groups. They provide lots of free important accessories such as emergency wristbands, emergency cards, contacts , dvds, car window stickers etc.
Please go to their website to have a look (as they do ship worldwide) http://www.laryngectomy.org.uk/ and they are always pleased to help us all.
Our daughter Esther, on hearing their desperate plight for funding decided to run the London Marathon on behalf of all us larys who are unable to endure a twenty six mile run! We are hoping it will increase awareness of neck breathers and their plight. [Read more…]