Cancers are a terrible disease that we must all work towards fighting. That's why I spoke recently in a debate on cancer treatment to highlight two extraordinary people. You can see that speech here.
The first is Baroness Tessa Jowell, who despite having brain cancer, is doing what she does best and campaigning to get government to rethink it's approach to cancers and invest more money in research. Many of you will know Tessa stood in Ilford North in 1978 and 79, then went on to do amazing things like ge...t the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
The second is Kaleigh Lau, who along with her family is fighting a rare form of childhood bain cancer called DIPG. I cannot begin to tell you how much their family has been through, but I keep in close contact with Kaleigh's father Scott to help them where I can.
You can read some more on Kaleigh's journey in this London Evening Standard article here.
Their family still need support to fund the cost of taking Kaleigh to Mexico for treatment that she cannot recieve on the NHS here, so please do consider donating if you can here.
I just want to end with a word on Tessa Jowell and Kaleigh's family. It is simply amazing that despite going through an incredibly difficult time themselves, they have chosen to try their best to help others. In doing so, they have set a remarkable example to us all.
Picture by: Lara Keay/East London and West Essex Guardian