Cass Robinson

STEPS for Lymphoma

I'm taking part in Steps for Lymphoma, For Mum

This March, I am taking part in Steps for Lymphoma in honour and in memory of my beautiful Mum.  The courage and strength my Mum showed right until the very end is truly inspiring. She fought with everything she had for those she loved the most. I miss her more than words can describe.

Lymphoma Australia is the only organisation in Australia dedicated and committed solely to patients and caregivers dealing with lymphoma and CLL.

Alongside a community of like-minded individuals, every step I take contributes to the collective steps for the Lymphoma goal, aiming to complete a loop around Australia. By doing so, we express solidarity with and provide support to Australians facing the challenges of living with Lymphoma.

The extensive journey along the Australian coastline spans a total of 30,400,000 steps. Each step I take this March brings us closer to achieving the overarching goal. 

So I invite you to support me on this journey in any way possible. I will be walking my little heart to make a difference to those living with Lymphoma. I thank you and truly appreciate your generosity.  

My Achievements

Registered

Logged Steps

Received First Donation

Reached Fundraising Goal

Thanked Supporter

STEPS Achieved

My Updates

My Reason

Monday 18th Mar
I'm Stepping for my Beautiful Mum, who lost her battle in October 2022 to Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, a rare subtype of B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL). It affects only 1-2% of people with NHL. WM is an indolent type of lymphoma (blood cancer) that develops over a long period of time. Indolent means it usually grows very slowly and may or may not need treatment. Like most indolent lymphomas, WM cannot be cured, but it can respond very well to treatment. Unfortunately this wasn't the case for my Mum. She relapsed much sooner than most patients with WM (every 12-18 months). Mum endured many rounds of treatment including IV chemo, oral chemo, IV ImmunoGlobulin replacement therapy, so many blood transfusions we lost count early on. She suffered from many infections along the way but she kept fighting with everything she had. Even when her tank was on empty. In the end Mum's WM spread to her nervous system (spinal cord and brain). She lost the use of her legs, but kept her wit and silly humour until the end. We lost her 4 months after this relapse. Watching and supporting my Mum through her fierce battle filled me with admiration for her. I've always known that my Mum was strong but this was something else. She was fighting for us. Her husband of 45+ years, her 6 kids and 6 grandkids. I saw that love and fight in her eyes, heard it in her voice and felt it in her hugs. I miss her so much every day and life will never be the same without her. I'm incredibly proud to call her my Mum and I love her beyond words. She certainly earned her angels wings. "Love you more" Mum.

Thank you to my Sponsors

$36.93

Michelle Westh

$36.93

Sarah Stephen

$36.93

Annie Falcone

$52.75

Emily Sweeney

Proud of you Big Sis & miss you every day Mum 🧡💜

$105.50

Ollie And Spence

We are proud of you and we love you Mumma xx

$52.75

Steph Bayles

Love you more mum 🧡💜

$21.10

Linda Horwood

$52.75

Isobel Connor

Well done Cass from Nan xxx

$36.93

The Vanderree's

Well done Maria - your Mum would be so proud of you as we are - xo

$105.50

Ro & Jas

Well done Cass. Love ya heaps xxx

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Aleisha Bayles

I miss our mumma too! Good work!

$201

Dale Robinson