Vicki Kovacs

I am running The Great North run to raise funds and awareness of the Aplastic Anaemia Trust. In July 2007 my sister Rebecca was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer called Aplastic Anaemia. This means her bone marrow was failing to produce all essential blood cells. With information and help from the Aplastic Anaemia Trust we gained knowledge and understanding of the disease as Rebecca received her treatment to kick start her bone marrow into remission. Exactly 7 years later Rebecca relapsed and had a stem cell transplant at King's College Hospital London in 2015. Whilst at King's Rebecca was supported by a specialist nurse who is funded by the trust. As this blood cancer is rare and not widely known, having a specialist to talk through the transplant procedure and support Rebecca and the family was valuable. I would like to help raise as much money as possible for The Aplastic Anaemia Trust so they can continue to help support new and current patients.

Vicki Kovacs