23-yr-old clinical pupil Faheez Shafeek from Bournville, Birmingham, is making ready to cycle three hundred miles from London to Paris to elevate finances for Cure Leukaemia in guide of his father Dr Salim Shafeek.
Dr Shafeek, who’s the Clinical Director of Haematology and Oncology at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, became these days identified with myeloma, a shape of blood most cancers, and is receiving remedy on the Centre for Clinical Haematology at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, a centre supported by using Cure Leukaemia.
Patients and group of workers at Worcestershire Royal have already rallied around their colleague raising over £12,000 from a recent walk inside the Malvern Hills and now Dr Shafeek’s son will make his contribution by way of taking on Cure Leukaemia’s close-avenue trip from 12-15 September, which occurs to be Blood Cancer Awareness Month.
Faheez studies at King’s College Hospital in London so one can get hold of investment from Cure Leukaemia for a expert studies nurse as a member of the Trials Acceleration Programme (TAP) community from January 2020. Faheez regarded destined for a scientific career from a younger age.
“Medicine runs inside the circle of relatives with my father and grandfather both spending most of their lives treating blood cancer sufferers however I by no means expected that this sickness might directly have an effect on my father and his analysis came as a outstanding shock to the own family. When I heard it felt like my life become turned upside down.
“Thankfully, my dad has spoke back well to treatment and after I heard about the possibility to cycle from London to Paris for Cure Leukaemia I was simplest too satisfied to do my bit to assist.”
Dr Shafeek has worked at Worcestershire Royal Hospital for 17 years and changed into the first consultant that former England footballer and Cure Leukaemia Patron Geoff Thomas saw while he was diagnosed with continual myeloid leukaemia in 2003.
“I may not be here nowadays if it become not for Dr Shafeek who fast regarded the severity of my infection and referred me to Professor Charlie Craddock CBE in Birmingham. He has helped so many sufferers through the years and I am sure every unmarried one of them would need to want him all the very great in his treatment and hopefully a complete and quick healing.
“I am so pleased that Faheez is signed up for London to Paris, I am positive he will be pleasant as he seems like a completely equipped bicycle owner who has age on his aspect! I am simply searching ahead to driving along him into Paris in Blood Cancer Awareness Month.”
“I have usually had an hobby in biking and I am an tremendous fan of the sport. I would say that I am a competent bike owner however unluckily I don’t have the threat to ride an excessive amount of in London as my motorbike maintains getting stolen so I am in reality excited to take part on this occasion.”
Dr Shafeek, who is receiving remedy from Dr Mark Cook and Cure Leukaemia Trustee Professor Guy Pratt on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, is now in entire remission after a stem cellular transplant and intends to go back to work in September.
“I am very proud that my son may be taking element on this high-quality event along my desirable buddy Geoff Thomas and lots of others dedicated to elevating funds to fight this disease. I know that every one finances raised will cross closer to ensuring an increasing number of sufferers continue to be linked with treatments for blood cancer which can be currently now not available to them.
“It is becoming that this occasion takes region and I will go back to work in Blood Cancer Awareness Month and I wish human beings will get in the back of Faheez and assist him raise as many funds as viable for this tremendous charity.”
Faheez will start his 300-mile trip while the group units off from Greenwich Park within the morning on Thursday 12th September.
“I am excited to take part however I recognise the importance of every penny raised for this charity so I desire people will help my fundraising all the way to Paris. I am sure it will likely be very emotional riding into Paris at the 15th September and my dad will really be at the front of my thoughts at that special time.”