Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Leukaemia patient Maddi Green to walk with Sir Ian Botham

A ten-year-old leukaemia patient from Worcester is going on a charity walk with Sir Ian Botham.

Maddi Green will join the cricketing legend in the grounds of Croome Court, near Worcester on Monday 12 April. The walk begins in the Worcester High Street, and goes for ten miles through the city, before ending up at Croome Court. Sir Ian is walking through ten towns over ten days, to raise money for the charity he is president of.

Maddi was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in February 2008. Her father Jerry said: "Maddi had been feeling unwell, had lost her appetite and was looking pale - which is why our GP had asked for a blood test.
"Twenty-four hours later Maddi's diagnosis was confirmed, and in that single day, her life and the lives of everyone who loves her, changed forever." She has lost her long brown hair three times due to chemotherapy treatments, and is due to finish her treatment in April, the same month as the charity walk.

To join Sir Ian and Maddi on the Croome Park Walk on the 12th April or any of his other walks, follow this link to sign up for Beefy's Great Forget-Me-Not Walk .


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