July is Sarcoma Cancer awareness month. Dempsey battled a cancer called Ewing's Sarcoma - a type of bone cancer that changes many lives in the UK each year. Dempsey was diagnosed in 2014. In the same year, 578 other people were diagnosed with a type of Sarcoma cancer, including both adults and children and meaning that there were 2 people diagnosed almost every day. In 2014, 355 people died due to Sarcoma cancers. That means that 58% of people diagnosed will NOT win their battle. Only 55% of people diagnosed will survive more than 10 years with their condition.
Are we willing to stand back and allow this to happen in our country EVERY YEAR? Let's raise awareness of a condition that has changed and ruined so many lives in our communities. •
Each day, I wear a yellow ribbon to symbolise the battle that my best friend fought, but not only for that reason. I wear a yellow ribbon every day in the hope that it would spark up a conversation so that I am able to bring awareness to Sarcoma cancers and the bravery that my best friend showed. #sarcomaawareness #dempseyslegacy #yellowribbon #areyouaware