WomanÂ to run marathon for QA Hospital following dad's treatment
WHEN completing her marathon next month, Jess Welborn will pass through three countries.
She is taking part in the Sparkasse 3-Lander Marathon next month to raise money for hospital equipment.
It comes after her dad received life-saving treatment from the urology department at Queen Alexandra Hospital.
For the marathon, Jess will run across Switzerland, Austria and Germany.
Her dad Colin said: '˜I have been treated in the urology department for nearly 18 months, and I expect they will be part of my life for the next fewÂ years. They are truly amazing, and have made me feel like I am part of that team, almost family.
'˜They have kept me alive since identifying my aggressive, untreatable bladder cancer. I am one of many cancer patients they regularly treat, but the team treat us as individuals.'
The money raised from Jess' challenge will go towards aÂ Leonardo Mini Laser, which will enable surgeons to remove tumours.
Jess, from Petersfield,Â added: '˜I want to thankÂ QA Hospital for everythingÂ they have done for my father, and I hopeÂ this sponsored marathon will go some way to doing that.
'˜If we can raise the Â£5,000 then this mini-laser can be purchased, and it can be used by the hospital to save lives.
'˜It feels like two challenges;Â running the marathonÂ and raising the funds.'