We are very proud of Elizabeth Williams Keeble who has done a skydive to raise funds for the South West Wales Cancer Fund, part of Swansea Bay Health Charity.
Elizabeth has been a patient of ours twice. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer at only 21 years old when she was a university student. She told us “I had no family history of breast cancer, it was just one of those things. I had half my breast removed & lymph node clearance. I was at university at the time but would travel back & fore to be treated wonderfully at Morriston & Singleton Hospitals by the staff at breast care clinic, chemotherapy unit & radiotherapy unit.”
Sadly, 21 years after the initial diagnosis, Elizabeth was diagnosed with an unrelated breast cancer. “It was a big shock” Elizabeth continued “I had a double mastectomy with diep reconstruction and still had the same amazing treatment from the staff. Some like Lynne the receptionist in the Chemo unit even remembered me from all those years ago!”
After a period of recovery, Elizabeth decided that she wanted to do something to say thank you for the care she received. She wanted to show her appreciation to the staff who helped make her operations and treatments a comfortable experience, and decided that jumping out of a plane was the way to fundraise. “I’ve always wanted to do a skydive, but just never got around to it, so last Christmas my husband Rod bought it as a gift. It was very last minute but I only booked it 2 weeks before I did it, but had the idea to ask friends & family to sponsor me to raise money for the cancer centre. I was aiming for about £200 but had such a fantastic response from everyone who supported & raised over £2000.”