A couple from Sheffield are supporting Weston Park Cancer Charity after experiencing the specialist care on offer at Weston Park Hospital first hand.
In October 2012, just before Tom Bolland (28) and his wife Becca were due to embark on their travels around Australia, Becca visited her GP with symptoms she wanted looking at before they went away.
In a frightening turn of events, Becca was referred to Jessops Hospital in Sheffield for a biopsy where an aggressive cancerous tumour on her cervix was discovered. Within days Becca began a course of intensive radiotherapy followed by chemotherapy.
Tom, who met Becca through their mutual love of music, said, “I can’t forget the day we were told that Becca had cancer. It was like being hit in the belly with a big rock and someone spinning you round and asking you to run straight. I’d never been through anything like it before, so of course I thought the worst. But I remember my mum saying, ‘she’s at Weston Park, don’t worry’. It wasn’t until Becca’s treatment started that I understood what she meant. Some of the best humans I’ve ever encountered work at Weston Park Hospital and for their care, we will be forever grateful.”