Inspiring reason Sally runs
BALDIVIS resident Sally Lennon will run the HBF half-marathon on May 27, despite battling brain cancer, in an effort to raise $10,000 for the Brain Cancer Foundation.
The 34-year-old was diagnosed with the disease two years ago.
After having a regular check-up for a condition she has had since childhood called hydrocephalus, which is fluid on the brain, her doctor found something much more sinister.
Ms Lennon said the scan showed a malignant tumour in the centre of her brain, most of which was removed during major surgery in July 2016.
“I was lucky mine was caught when it was,” she said.
Since the surgery she has lost part of her vision but is incredibly grateful to be able to lead a full life after the operation.
Ms Lennon has gone from limited running activity to running over 15km.
“I want people to please get check-ups by your GP and, if they see anything that needs to be checked out, do it,” she said.
“I’m trying to stay fit and healthy to stay happy and positive.
“I want to take this once in a lifetime opportunity to do this while I am well and able, and raise money for such a great cause and for the people that have this terrible disease like myself, and for the people who have passed away from it.”
The half-marathon will be a stepping stone to Ms Lennon’s ambition to complete the New York Marathon this November.