Molly takes on triathlon challenge

Tuesday, 10 December, 2013

Brave 10-year-old Molly Treves from Medway has had to put up with a lot of pain and distress in her young life after being diagnosed with an aggressive childhood cancer when she was just two years old.

Daughter of South East Coast Ambulance Technician Chris Treves, Molly had to undergo intensive treatment for neuroblastoma and although she suffers some long-term side effects, she is a happy and determined girl and has decided to dedicate her time to raising money for the charity Believe in Magic.

Molly recently experienced the joy the charity brings youngsters when she was invited to a party at Hamley’s by the charity and an amazing day made her feel really special.

It inspired her to want to help Believe in Magic by doing a mini triathlon in January 2014.

She has learnt to ride her bike, can already swim and the run will be a real challenge as Molly has a lot of pain in her legs due to hypermobility.

It will be a big test for the youngster who was left with long term side effects from her cancer and the intensive treatment she required including muscle damage, kidney problems, hearing loss and frequent pains in her legs.

The bike ride and run will take place in their local park in Chatham on different days to allow her time to rest.

The swim is part of a Community Challenge at Medway Park on January 10 and Molly is delighted she has already raised over £400 on her Just Giving site.

Molly’s dad and SECAmb Ambulance Technician Chris said: “We’re just so proud of our little girl. We hope everyone will support her efforts and any donation is gratefully received.”

Previously Chris and his young son Sam completed a gruelling two-day trek of four mountains to raise money for Families Against Neuroblastoma (FAN), a charity which provides support and information for families affected by the condition.

They raised more than £1,000 from the four mountain trek over Scafell, Scafell Pike, Helvellyn and Skiddaw in the Lake District back in June.

The charity has been collecting signatures for a petition to ask the Government to make the general public and medical professionals aware of the signs and symptoms of neuroblastoma. The hope is that with more awareness children will be diagnosed and treated earlier, giving them a better chance of survival.

Molly’s Just Giving page is at

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