George and the Giant Pledge

On January 3rd 2017 our son George was diagnosed with cancer. A PNET soft tissue Ewing's Sarcoma.
This is his story and our Giant Pledge to raise £1,000,000 to help beat childhood cancer so no other child has to suffer in this way.

We decided to set up ‘George and the Giant Pledge’ because no child should ever have to have their childhood taken from them in this terrible way.

VickiGeorge's Mum
Alex and George

On 3 January 2017 Vicki and James Woodall (Woody) received the news that’s every parent’s worst nightmare. They were told by doctors at The Royal Marsden Hospital that a lump they’d found on their then four-year-old son’s back was in fact cancer, a rare PNET soft tissue Ewing’s Sarcoma.

From being a perfectly healthy and happy little boy George and the Woodall family’s lives changed overnight. Over the course of 2017 he endured 14 rounds of chemo, had part of his spine removed during 10 hours of complex surgery and received proton therapy in the USA thanks to the NHS.

Vicki and Woody are trying to make the best of their bad situation and, despite navigating George’s difficult cancer journey, supporting his older brother and trying to maintain some semblance of family life, they’ve pledged to raise £1,000,000 to help beat childhood cancer.

“Seeing all those young children with no hair and tubes coming out of them on our first visit to The Royal Marsden was truly heartbreaking. Yet the thing that struck us the most was how many of those kids had a smile on their face. It was then that we decided to set up ‘George and the Giant Pledge’, because no child should ever have to have their childhood taken from them in this terrible way.”

Help Team George and the Giant Pledge raise £1,000,000 for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

None of the money raised is directly for George, your donations will go 100% to the children’s team at The Royal Marsden Hospital to help fund much needed research into children’s cancer as well as help The Royal Marsden team continue the outstanding work they’re doing for children and families affected by cancer.

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The Royal Marsden

Cancer Charity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3iOmhIIc_s
Our Charity Single

Do a Big Poo

The Big Push

Our campaign, inspired by the ‘Do a Big Poo’ song 💩

Our Progress

Whilst Alex was off with Woody's mum enjoying the new Lego Brick Safari at the RHS Garden Wisley George and I stayed home where the two of us ended up snoozing. After another restless night today he continued to seriously spike. When Alex got home he then announced he also wasn't feeling too well 🤦🏼‍♀️ I popped out to pick up more Calpol and Nurofen supplies and thank goodness I did as later this evening Alex spiked 39.5!

One thing's for sure, this is clearly the virus many of you kindly wrote to us to reassure us about. (Thanks so much for all your well wishes and lovely messages) It's hit George hard and he ate nothing again all day but finally managed a little dinner tonight so fingers crossed he'll turn a corner soon🤞...not the relaxing start to half term we thought we would have!

That said perspective is never that far away. Tonight we received a message that the little girl called Viv we told you about not so long ago today sadly passed away. How much of a fool do I feel worrying and moaning about what was going on with George! Needless to say our thought's go out to her family and friends.

Between us we've got this.

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Sponsor me to run the London Marathon this April the 28th 2019 to help beat childhood cancer, www.justgiving.com/fundraising/vickis26

Donate or join the team with your own fundraising event in 2019 at giantpledge.com/team

Buy one of our 'Tackle Childhood Cancer' tees or pick up your superhero cape in honour of the doctors, nurses and super brave cancer kids at giantpledge.com/shop

Sing along & share our charity 'Do a Big Poo' song, youtu.be/U3iOmhIIc_s or buy it here, giantpledge.com/buy

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Or for help with any event you may be thinking of email Lydia.Clark2@rmh.nhs.uk and cc us at GeorgeandtheGiantPledge@gmail.com
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