I am truly honored to receive an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to children with cancer.
I'm still in complete shock to be honest!
This is for the kids we serve and the We Can Kick It family, with this recognition our mission is only just starting! Fittingly June is national cancer survivors month, I would like to dedicate this award to anyone newly diagnosed with cancer.
In 2016 I received the prognosis that everyone dreads and hopes will never happen to them. Everything that I took for granted was taken away from me and I had no idea how I would cope, let alone be recognized for helping others in the same boat. It is petrifying having to relearn how to do things such as speak, read and write along with having the mental strength to take on this strange new normal whilst undergoing treatment that makes you feel awful. I am still fighting every day, but as a wise man once said, “it ain’t about how hard you can hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”