We shared the story of Paul Morris who was diagnosed with terminal oesophageal and liver cancer. We were saddened to hear that Paul passed away at the end of March. #TeamMoz left the following statement on the Team Moz Facebook page.
Whilst we’re all reeling in shock, everyone is unanimous that Paul would have wanted to carry on raising as much money as possible for the great charities that meant so much to him. His goal was to leave a legacy which he has already done, but now our goal becomes to build this legacy as large and as proud as we can for him.
You can continue to support the fundraising of #TeamMoz by donating on their Virgin Money Giving fundrasing page.
Here is Paul’s Story
Last year Paul Morris, age 36, was diagnosed with with terminal oesophageal and liver cancer and given twelve months to live. A loving husband to Laura and doting father to four small children all under the age of six, Paul decided to leave a lasting legacy for his family by running the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon. Speaking with Virgin Money last week Paul said:
Training has been hard and lacking. I was in hospital most of February with a bad bug from the chemo and then found out the chemo wasn’t working so my treatment has stopped. Since then my pain is being managed so I am getting out on foot as much as possible just to get stamina up. I can walk and do a light jog but that ain’t gonna stop me doing this marathon in under 8 hours and getting my medal. My team – #TeamMoz -will be supporting me on day. I know what’s coming but not letting it control me at all. I’m a fighter. So many people have embraced my story and sent kind words and donations of support. When my doctor told me my cancer was incurable, the first thing I told him was “I’m doing the marathon”.
Fundraising for Severn Hospice, Tenovus Cancer Care, YHA and Sense
Fundraising has been great. #TeamMoz are currently at just over £5000 and the £10000 target is looking more achievable everyday. So far the support from Shrewsbury and the local area has been amazing. We have done tombola and charity fundraising days at Asda. We have organised a big quiz and have kindly been given signed football shirts from Everton FC and Shrewsbury Town FC to auction off. You can find out more about our fundraising on the Team Moz Facebook page.
Paul was massive Doctor Who fan and on his running top he had a famous quote from the show “We are all stories in the end. Just make it a good one”.
Our condolences and thoughts are with the family and friends of Paul Morris.