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Luke Grenfell-Shaw

Please support Luke's challenging expedition to cycle from Bristol to Bejing next year. He is hoping to raise £23000 - £1 for every km cycled for Trekstok and 5k Your Way, Teenage Cancer Trust & CLIC.

This has been a long time coming. 
On 19th June, 2018, I was diagnosed with cancer. 
Very rare, very aggressive. I had a tumour the size of an aubergine beneath my left scapula and devastatingly, many cancerous nodules riddling my lungs. 
At that point, seeing Christmas was very unlikely, but I made the decision to make the most of each passing day. I couldn't control when I went, but I can control how I spend each day. I made the decision to do my best to live as fully as possible - maximising the richness and fulfillment I got from life. This only becomes more important if you have little time.
In short, I became a CanLiver. A CanLiver is someone living with cancer: facing the uncertainty and challenge of cancer on a daily basis, yet acknowledging we can live with cancer - richly and fully. 
I didn't expect to be here, 16 months on exactly, but I'm thrilled to be embarking on my next stage. 
Starting January 1st 2020 I will begin the biggest expedition of my life: Bristol to Beijing, by tandem. 23,000km of mountains, deserts, plains and bone-shaking roads. One year on the road. Along the way, I will visit cancer centres for young people to meet them, hear their stories and give them the opportunity to ride with me on the tandem. 
On the back seat, I will be joined by other CanLivers, and friends, to share precious experiences together. 
I will be raising money for 4 charities helping young people with cancer: 5KYourWay, Trekstock, CLIC Sargent and Teenage Cancer Trust. 
Why am I telling you this? To make some noise, to create a fuss. To get you involved. Please share this and like my page, please help the charities we're supporting here
And please join me! 
Think how to maximise your own life and how to make the most of simply today.

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