Stage 4 to London marathon

Event date: Dec. 31, 2022

Stage 4 to London marathon

Event date: Dec. 31, 2022

On 2nd October 2022 I will be running the London marathon for the Butterfly Garden & LINC, on 2nd October 2020 I was awaiting my 2nd course of chemotherapy following a diagnosis of stage 4 lymphoma.

It's 7th September 2020 and I'm off to a physio appointment, my GP has advised me to stop running as x-ray results show damage to both hips and lower back, I have not run for 2 months due to the pain.

After a quick look and hands on assessment of my lower vertebrae I am referred to A&E with suspected cauda equina (pressure on nerves at lower end of spinal cord).

After trips to Cheltenham and Gloucester hospitals and an emergency MRI due to problematic bladder and bowel function my day ended with the news that I had 2 cancerous lesions on my spine.

Subsequent CT scans and a biopsy led to my diagnosis the following week and I was immediately admitted for 5 days of radiotherapy, during this time the hospital investigated my medical history, including childhood Leukaemia, in order to plan my treatment. The day after completing my radiotherapy I underwent my first of 5 courses of intensive chemotherapy.

During my hospital stays I was lucky enough to have access to the facilities and support services provided by LINC at Cheltenham & Gloucester hospitals, I was also very well supported by the Butterfly Garden community who sent me regular communications about the day to day life that I missed so much during my treatment.

I am happy to say that I received the news of my remission in March 2021 and was able to return to work and running after nearly 8 months.

After 12 years of applying I finally made it into the London marathon via the ballot and have chosen to use this opportunity to raise funds for 2 charities very close to my heart.

I understand that we are living in difficult times and appreciate any donation of any size.

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Danny

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    17 hours, 40 minutes

    Nathan Ridley

    Well deserved

    £46.00

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    19 hours, 29 minutes

    Eileen Bailey

    Congratulations really worth it!

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    Chris Cooke

    Well done Danny!

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    Nicola Bohm Parrish

    What an amazing thing you have done, wow Danny our hearts are with you and your family 🥰

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    1 day, 18 hours

    Sarah-Leigh

    You are a complete legend!

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    DannyCarroll

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    2 days, 7 hours

    Penny Gomersall

    Wow, Dan! You’re up there as one of my heroes! Sending lots of love to you and Michelle xxx

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    3 days, 20 hours

    The Humes

    Top effort yesterday, Danny, and you've raised so much for the Butterfly Garden and LINC. Many congratulations on a job well done. Rest up now!

    £10.00 (+£2.50)

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    Vix and Dan

    Well done Danny!

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    Kerry & Matthew

    Well Done Danny - You did brilliantly 👏👏

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    Jacqui & Mike

    Well done Danny. You are a true inspiration! Must get my running shoes back on xxx

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    Bob Drew

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    Hannah and Steph

    Incredible achievement - go Danny!!!

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    Sam & Dan Baker

    Amazing! Good Luck Danny! 🍀👍

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    Team Wallbridge

    Run Danny run… you will be awesome. Good luck and keep smiling. X

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    Amanda (Naylor)

    Amazing effort Danny! Good luck tomorrow! Go for it! Love to you & Madame C xxx

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    Jeanette Gullick

    Good luck Danny, hope you have a brilliant run tmw!

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    Nicki Jones

    Good Luck and have fun!

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    Jude Bell

    Good luck Danny 🍀💪🍀 such an inspiration love Rob, Jude , Jamie, Aimee and Willow (Helen Lawros sister)

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    Clare and Laurent

    An inspiring story. Good luck Danny! Clare and Laurent (number 50)xxx

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    5 days, 23 hours

    Theresa, Rowan, Ava, Zac & Theo

    Danny you are a legend!! Go smash it, we are so so proud! Love you loads xxxxx

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    Tom Willis

    Good luck Danny ! Lots of love from Tom and Alice ❤️ Xx

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    Spidey 🕷

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    6 days, 16 hours

    Gemma Hargraves

    Glad you’re still running and best of luck! You’re always such a positive presence - thank you for raising awareness and money.

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    Jackie Etheridge

    Good luck!

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    Matt Hampton

    Good luck Danny - have an awesome day

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    Jane Louise

    Good luck Danny, you can do it. Wishing you all the luck in the world 😃

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    Nathan Ridley

    Good luck mate I know you be great 👍 👍

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    Fi & Matt Barnes

    26.2 will be a breeze for someone with so much resilience. Have a great time Danny.

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    Lorraine Taylor

    You are an inspiration Danny. Run strong and be your amazing self x

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    Paul Lucas

    Good luck Danny boy!! Inspiring

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    Andy lawlor

    Good luck on Sunday mate. I might even spot you at the start with that super vest 👌

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    6 days, 21 hours

    Andy Gerraty

    Looks like the sun should be out tomorrow for you. Have a fantastic day. Your a winner and were always faster than Mr Wain!!

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    Hamish

    Wow Danny! What a story. Good luck - I’m sure you’ll smash it. Hamish

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    The Chaston-Frys

    You got this Danny!!!

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    Helen Fursman

    Good luck Danny - not that you need it! I will be thinking of you, enjoy every minute of the run, sure you will love it!

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    Best of luck xxx

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    Alexandra Aistrup

    Alot of people would say ‘Good Luck’ for the run, but you dont need luck because you are awesome so I am just gonna say ‘Enjoy’! Well done Mr C! 😀❤️

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    Maria Carroll

    So proud of how far you've come, just 26.2 miles to go😅 Your positive attitude and determination are inspiring. See you in London! X

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    Ollie Beckett

    Amazing effort. Come along way from school x-country and having a ciggie at the back. Truly Inspirational. Enjoy.

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    Bee

    Mr C! You are a super star. Will be running with you....from my sofa on Sunday. So proud of you. Beers on me soon!!

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    Helen and Bob

    Danny, you are such an inspiration to us all! We will be cheering for you on Sunday!

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    Catherine & Charlie

    We'll be thinking of you on Saturday. Have a great day and run.

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    John E

    All the best Danny !

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    Claire Gallagher

    Have an incredible run Danny, London is such a fantastic event. Well done xx

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    Edwina Broomfield

    Good luck

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    Sara

    You’re an absolute legend Danny. Lots of love, go for it!!! Sara xxx

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    Helen

    You are such a legend Danny. Wishing you all the best with the Marathon. Go smash it!

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    Jo

    Good luck Dan - you know that everyone at the BFG has been behind you throughout this whole journey and will be looking out for you in your fabulous BFG vest💕👏👍

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    Sue Regan

    I'm so sorry to hear your news Danny. I had no idea at all. So pleased you have come out the other side. Keep well. I hope you enjoy the run xx

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    Anthea

    You are so inspiring. You will crack this!

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    Janine Bennett

    Go Danny! Amazing story - good luck!

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    Jennifer and Peter

    Go Danny we are so proud of you xxx

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    Emma Abbey

    Fabulous charity, good luck!

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    Lesley

    Go Danny your a star xx

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    Alison Curtis

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    Denise

    You are totally amazing and we are very proud of you. To a very professional, loving and caring man. Thank you so much for everything you do and all of your hard work helping others. Denise x

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    Curtis

    Your Amazing !

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    Chris Wain

    Go Daniella - see if you can beat my 3hr PB xx

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    Ian and Jackie

    Good luck Danny, you are an inspiration to us all.xxx

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    Ange & Graham

    Danny - the champion of the world! ⭐️

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    Susie Quickhands

    Danny ,you ARE a true inspiration to us all, so enjoy working alongside you,love every moment. You live life to the full & now you can continue with your journey by completing this amazing Marathon. Go Danny Go .

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    Cat

    You are an inspiration. Best of luck with the run, but we know you'll smash it for everyone xx

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    Kim Mansell

    Amazing Danny , Take it all in & have a blast 🏃🏃🏃…

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    P

    Good luck Danny

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    Pat & Howard

    Words cannot express our feelings for you Dan so all the best.

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    Jack, Megan, Enzo and Dash xx

    Great work Danny love you mate xx

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    Willis Family

    Danny Boy, You are an absolute legend and all the family are so proud of you. All the very best for the run Lots of love Willis family xxxxxx

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    Debbie Lange

    Good luck Danny ! So in awe, look forward to celebrating your success of even just getting to the start line ! 🍀 enjoy the day !

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    Phil and Charlie

    Good luck with it Danny! Thank you so much for all the wonderful work you do to make such a difference to the lives you touch! Especially Spencer's

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    Spencer

    Danny you are a legend! Love Spencer

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    Chris Evans

    I feel tired just thinking about it. Inspirational stuff.

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    Julie Godwin

    Good luck 👍

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    Charlie Angrave

    Good luck and well done xxx

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    Nick & Anna

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    Richard Haslam

    Nice one Danny, you’re a good man running for great causes x

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    Joan Adam

    Run your best, Danny! x

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    Barbara Brooks

    You are so inspirational Danny. Will try and meet up 2nd October in London. Love to all the family. Xx

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    Rosa D’Alessandro

    Go Danny! Please can you run the marathon in your red bay watch shorts? Give us your race number so we can track you on the day xx

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    Go Uncle Donny!

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    Paula

    Awesome! I can only run a bath! Run Forest! Xx

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    Kerry Creasey

    Willing wings on your trainers! Great cause, go for it!!

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    Nathalie Quarrington

    You've got this Danny!!!

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    Sam McLean

    Hope you are keeping Danny and the best of luck.

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    Paul Pavry

    Good luck with it all Danny, you’re going to smash it!

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    1 month

    Bill Jones

    Danny, I’m so pleased that you are well now. You really are an inspiration. You will love the London Marathon - enjoy the whole experience!

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    1 month

    Michelle Carroll

    My rock, my shining star, just simply my hero. Have a fabulous run and just enjoy this special day. Wifey xxx

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    Maxine

    You're an inspiration. Go, Danny! Big love xxx

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    Sieracki Marila

    Awesomeness 👌

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    Huw Davies

    Hey Danny Well done mate. I’m sure you’ll smash the marathon Huw

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    Guy McConnell

    Go Danny! I’m sure you’ll smash it mate.

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    Janine

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    Debbie Masding

    So pleased you are doing well and am sure you will have an amazing run in London

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    Mum and Dad

    my shining star, you are an inspiration in what ever you do. Dad and I are so proud of you.

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    Rachel & David

    Go Danny! You’re amazing.

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    Mike & Mary

    You’re amazing, Danny. Good luck at the LM. We hope you smash your fundraising target and enjoy the race. Loads of love xxx

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    John Bailey

    Inspirational Danny . Glad you are now on the mend . Enjoy London 👍

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    Tony Walden

    Go for it Dan xx

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    Matt proome

    Best of luck for London, you will be incredible

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    Dawn Smith

    You are a super hero Danny and loved very much! An inspiration to everyone, look what you have achieved post cancer 👏 xxx

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    Mark Willicott

    Glad to hear you are healthy and well Danny. Have fun in London!

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    Chris Carroll

    So proud of you Bro Very best of luck. X

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    DannyCarroll

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