Jacqui Doyle

The March Charge 2021

My Activity Tracking

327
kms

My target 150kms

My Story

In February last year Alfie, who was 2 at the time, started complaining of persistent leg pain after a family holiday that he’d slept his way through (we has assumed a virus of sorts).  Out of caution and after the complaining persisted we decided to get an x-ray – we weren’t home an hour before I was called and told to urgently go to the hospital. 

In the emergency room, I opened the radiology report for the first time – Alfie had numerous tumours from his pelvis down and the report speculated the cause as 5 different types of cancer.  My heart wanted to stop beating.

Fast forward, an agonizing month and we had a diagnosis of LCH.

In LCH, the body produces too many Langerhans cells which build up in certain parts of the body to form tumors or damage organs.

The LCH was brutal – in a space of weeks from the first x-ray to the first day of treatment Alfie’s tumours had progressed to such an extent that Alfie had fractures in this pelvis (and later spine) and needed 24 hour medicating to manage the pain.

It look 12 mths of chemo to nail the LCH and during that time Alfie was so brave, he went through countless procedures, general anaesthetics and chemotherapy.  His body changed and he lost control of so many things that mattered (especially when you are 3) but the one thing that didn’t change was his spirit – he remained cheeky, crazy and full of love and adventure.

We have recently received the glorious news that Alfie’s LCH was not detectable on a scan.  His pelvis and spine still have some way to heal but that is small fry compared to what he has been through.

About one out of every 200,000 children develops Langerhans cell histiocytosis each year.  LCH can be found in children from birth through adulthood but is most common in the 1 to 3 age group.

No one knows why kids get LCH or what you can do to prevent it and there is limited data as to what the long term consequences of LCH are.  I would love to see more research in this area.

In support of Alfie and cancer research generally I am doing the March Charge.

Thank you to my Sponsors

$1,000

Nel And Doy Doyle

With you all the way.

$1,000

Jon D

Very inspiring story Jacqui. Glad to hear your boy is on the mend. Maybe catch up if there is a 20 year reunion. All the best.

$542

Ian Wilson

Great news and a wonderful project

$510

Vicki & Tony Wall

We hope that this helps. Love from Vicki & Tony

$510

Desy Wilson

We love to support your challenge ! Love from us in Bali #womensupportingwomen #cancerwheretogo

$260

Helix Legal Janelle & Earl

Lots of love to you and your beautiful family love Earl and Janelle and Helix

$200

Kj Doyle

Love you. Xx

$124.80

Kath

So moved by your story Jacqui. Wishing Alfie all the best for his recovery. Katherine, Nathan, Ryder and Jesse

$124.80

Suzy Cairney

I am totally in awe of how amazing and strong you are. Please stay wonderful!!

$124.80

Nadine Domalewski

Inspired by your story Jacqui. I hope 2021 is a better year for you and your family!

$124.80

Sarah Shirley

All my love to you and your family JD x

$124.80

Kirsty Rourke

Wishing you and your family all the best Jacqui

$124.80

Anonymous

$124.80

Meryn Cooper

You've got this! (Shame they won't let you do it on horse back) x x The Cooper Leatch Family

$124.80

Tanya Jackson

$124.80

Ray Kerr

$124.80

Sarah Bryden

I am so proud of you and your family x

$124.80

Stephanie Duffy

$124.80

Burger Family

$124.80

Janet Clarkson

Sending much love to you all 😘

$124.80

Bree Pullinger

Sending love and support xx if you need a walking buddy I’m here

$120

Kimberley & Andrew Christy

I just can’t fathom what you’ve been through. If you want a walking buddy, let me know. I’d love to smash some KMs with you xx

$104

Breanne Doyle

$104

Nicky Boersma

Go Jacqui!

$104

Carla M

Sorry I'm a terrible walking teammate, but I'm so happy Alfie is doing so well! You and your family are an inspiration X

$100

Siba Diqer

You always were a compassionate and strong woman! Sending lots of love to you, Brent and the kids. So happy to read that Alfie is on the mend.

$100

Nicholas Clarke

$78

Varitimos Family

Great work Jacqui! Love and support from the Varitimos clan.

$58.24

Erin Prowse

Proud of you. X

$58.24

Anna Macklin

Sending love ❤️

$58.24

Sarah Taylor

Love to you and the family jacs 😍

$58.24

Jacqui Doyle

We are going to smash this!

$58.24

Sophie Taylor

Sending love xx

$58.24

Toby And Emma Boys

Go Jacqui!!

$58.24

Jasmine Malki

It’s been so long Jacqui! I am so sorry to hear about Alfie’s illness but also ecstatic that he is in the clear. You are awesome xx

$58.24

Ben Moller

Smash it Jacqui

$58.24

The Woolastons

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Fiona Dent

Go Jacqui !! Big hugs to Alfie.

$58.24

Jo Pfeffer

Good luck- you’ve got this!!! ❤️

$58.24

Charlie Blomfield

$58.24

Iain, Claire, Eilidh & Murray

What an inspirational family! Delighted to hear Alfie is doing so well, sending love to you all xxxx

$58.24

Middleton Family

Alfie is such an amazing little guy. So glad for the good news of his recovery. XX

$58.24

Sarah

$58.24

Sharon Hempstock

Great news for Alfie x

$58.24

Gillian Little

Well done Jacqui , you are amazing , Delighted to hear Alfie is recovering x Love and hugs to you all x

$58.24

Geringer Family

Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.❤️

$56

Shayna Smith

$56

Dave Cox

$56

Deb And John Davidson

We have been with you all ... you re a trooper Alfie and Jacqui and Brent, such a life challenging chapter ... you sound like you have been amazing!

$56

Rebecca Dimsey

Wishing brave Alfie a speedy recovery ❤️

$52

Justine Casey

You and your family are amazing, inspiring, courageous, resilient, humble, strong & incredible in every way. Way to go with this fundraising!!!

$52

Rachel Green

We love you and your wonderful family Jacqui!

$52

Jodie Butler

$52

Mia Hamzic

You're an inspiration Jacqui. Couldn't be happier that wonderful Alfie is on the mend. Lots of love.

$52

Ali Lewis

Sending big hugs to you all l, I think of Alfred often I miss teaching him so much! Hope he is doing well ❤️

$52

Taylormade Fencing

$52

Meg Dudley

$41.60

Neale & Majella Harding

Oh so proud!!

$40

Bec Laverty

$36.40

Gillian Little

This is from our friends Derek and Sheila who like Warwick and I have grandchildren in Australia who we cant visit because of travel restrictions , her grandson Harry is the same age as Alfie and Harris Miss you all ...Hopefully see you next year x

$31.20

Courtney Wall

$30

Rachel Stuart

So proud of you Jacqui! Even more proud of your little man x

$26

Sandra Hollingsworth

$26

Helen Higgins

Hi Jacqui-I am Janelle Kerrisk’s Aunty and read your remarkable story on her Facebook page. I cannot imagine what you and your family have been through but best wishes for a healthy future. Helen xx

$26

Jessica Skinner

I was really touched by your story, Jacqui (through Bre), and the unbelievable strength of the Doyle family. Big love

$26

Suzy French

My darling, we’re supporting you all xxx

$26

Katrina Newell

$26

Rachel Plant

Thinking of you, Jac xo

$26

Candice, Martin, Drako & Raven

$26

Kirsty Baker

Thinking of you and sending love! KL XX

$20.80

Jayne Lyddiard

$20.80

Megan England

$20

Stephen Browne

All the best! Greats news about Alfie as well.

$15.60

Phila Holmes