Re­cov­ered, ready to run

Joondalup Times - - NEWS -

AL­MOST a year af­ter be­ing di­ag­nosed with cancer, Kings­ley res­i­dent Ros Ferrier is ready to take on this year’s Run for a Rea­son.

The St Mark’s Angli­can Com­mu­nity School teacher was found to have cancer of the bile duct last June and un­der­went surgery, fol­lowed by five months of che­mother­apy.

She has re­turned to work and is “feel­ing great”, so de­cided to take part in the event’s 4km walk on May 28.

“I de­cided I wasn’t go­ing to put things off any­more,” she said. “This is some­thing I can do; it’s a way of giv­ing back.”

The sup­port Mrs Ferrier re­ceived while unwell spurred her to fundraise on be­half of the Cancer Coun­cil WA.

As well as ben­e­fit­ing from in­for­ma­tion and ser­vices pro­vided by the or­gan­i­sa­tion, she ex­pe­ri­enced in­cred­i­ble gen­eros­ity from staff and par­ents at St Mark’s.

Mrs Ferrier set an ini­tial fundrais­ing goal of $200, which was sur­passed within the first day and has con­tin­u­ally ex­ceeded tar­gets, hav­ing now raised more than $2100.

Kings­ley res­i­dent Ros Ferrier.

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