Woman 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 few 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 a Leonardo Mini Laser, which will enable surgeons to remove tumours.

Jess, from Petersfield, added: ‘I want to thank QA Hospital for everything they have done for my father, and I hope this sponsored marathon will go some way to doing that.

‘If we can raise the £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; running the marathon and raising the funds.’

Visit justgiving.com/fundraising/jess3countries.

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