Belfast Telegraph

Family who lost beloved mum to the killer illness continue to fundraise in her memory

By Claire McNeilly

Grainne O'Neill (25), from Armagh, lost her 54-year-old mum Anne in January 2014, just seven months after she first fell ill and was subsequently diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer.

Following her death the events coordinator set up the fund 'Fight on for Annie' with dad Tom, sister Sinead and brother Fergal to create a lasting fundraising legacy for her mum.

She said: "My mummy was such a caring and giving person, always putting her children and others' needs in front of her own.

"I am forever thankful and blessed to call her my mummy, she is and always will be my inspiration, and I want to continue to raise money and campaign in her memory.

"'Fight on for Annie' is our way of turning our heartache into a positive driving force that will see a change for pancreatic cancer patients in the future.

"I want to help prevent other families from having to experience this horrible disease and heartbreaking statistics.

"I want the survival rates to give people hope, not to fill them with fear and remove all hope for their loved ones who have pancreatic cancer.

"This is why I have founded 'Fight on for Annie'."

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