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Video: Inspirational mum who jogged to hospital for her cancer treatment aims to run Belfast marathon


An inspirational cancer survivor has told how her determination to run the Belfast Marathon led to her jogging to hospital for radiotherapy sessions.

Emily Stanton, a mum from Ballyhackamore, started running after she was diagnosed with the disease last year.

She focused on turning a negative into a positive by jogging the eight miles between her home and Belfast City Hospital.

"Running to my treatment was just one way I fitted my training into a busy day," she said.

The busy mum, who has two boys, Liam (10) and Rhys (7), is finishing a PHD in peace studies but is determined to keep running. After receiving the diagnosis, she had surgery in June last year, before going through five months of chemotherapy, followed by radiotherapy, which ended in January.

After receiving much-needed support from Cancer Focus during the challenging time, she decided to run for the charity.

If you would like to run the Belfast Marathon for Cancer Focus NI visit www.cancerfocusni.org

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