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Alice Pyne

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Alice Pyne

We were deeply saddened at Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research to learn of the death of 17-year-old Alice Pyne from Hodgkin lymphoma. Alice wrote an inspirational blog about her treatment and her ‘bucket list’ – the things she wanted to do before she died.

Alice had the motto ‘you only have one life – live it!’ and she certainly did. Among the many activities which she ticked off her list were whale watching, swimming with sharks and meeting Take That.  

Alice’s biggest legacy however will be how she used her story to raise awareness and money for charity. She set up and raised over £100,000 for the charity ‘Alice’s Escapes’, which provides holidays for families with seriously ill children. She also campaigned tirelessly for people to sign up to the bone marrow register and 40,000 people joined as a result. Her work gained praise from the Prime Minister and she won the ‘Teenager of Courage’ Award at the 2012 Pride of Britain Awards.

Alice said: “Getting people to sign up was so important to me because I’ve had friends who’ve died because they’ve not been able to find a donor. There’s a match out there for everyone, and if more people sign up, fewer will die.”

She was an inspiration for many people and she was incredibly unlucky to have such an aggressive form of Hodgkin lymphoma. Survival rates for this blood cancer are now very high overall in young people. People can support Alice’s campaign to get people to join the bone marrow registry here

Monday, 14 January, 2013
TAGS:      Hodgkin lymphomaIn the news

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