Today’s Fundraiser Friday is dedicated to our good friend, Claire Stewart.
Claire is a nurse at North Tees Nurse. A few years ago she found herself in unfamiliar territory, and became a patient. She was diagnosed with leukaemia and needed a stem cell transplant to save her life.
She’s recently celebrated her 2-year anniversary of the transplant and successfully returned to work at the hospital. She marked the milestone by organising a fundraiser that raised over £1,300 for Bright Red.
Since her diagnosis Claire has raised over £7,000 for Bright Red, and Anthony Nolan.
Claire said “40 odd blood and platelet transfusions, a stem cell transplant, chemotherapy, a burst spleen and two spells in ITU later and I’m now back where I belong helping patients. I know I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Professor Graham Jackson and his team. I’m forever grateful, and will do all I can to help the fight against blood cancer. “
Claire is one example as to why working with Bright Red is so special. Patients are so determined to help complete strangers, and it’s really humbling. Claire’s latest event was a massive success. The best part about it was looking at Claire enjoying herself so much. She’s come a long way and we’re proud to be part of her journey.