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Ilford woman calls on community to get behind charity appeal for World Cancer Day

PUBLISHED: 12:58 29 January 2018

Charlotta with friends at a fundraiser for cancer charity CLIC Sargent. Photo: CLIC Sargent

Charlotta with friends at a fundraiser for cancer charity CLIC Sargent. Photo: CLIC Sargent

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A 27-year-old cancer survivor is calling on the community to donate to the charity which helped her cope emotionally.

Charlotte Crowl, from Ilford, was diagnosed with Stage 3 Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, at age 17.

She endured more than two years of high dose chemotherapy after an operation to remove a tumor from her arm.

A rare side effect to the treatment left her unable to walk, talk or swallow.

Cleared of cancer in 2010, she and her family were supported emotionally through the ordeal by cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

“My CLIC Sargent Support Worker was a massive help,” said Charlotte said. “I’d be lost without her because there is so much information to take in.”

Charlotte is sharing her story, and sporting a ‘Band Against Cancer’ wristband, to raise funds and awareness for the charity in the lead up to World Cancer Day on February 4.

For information about go to www.clicsargent.org.uk/WorldCancerDay

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