7 March 2012
Pinner paramedic will run the London Marathon in memory of her
crewmate’s wife who lost her battle against breast
Amy Laws and Emergency Medical Technician Paul Worger have been
crewmates for nearly seven years and based at Pinner ambulance
station, Imperial Drive, Harrow. Paul’s wife, Teresa, was diagnosed
with breast cancer six years ago and after 18 months of intense
treatment, was in remission.
Paul and his four children, who live in Kenton, raised hundreds
of pounds for Cancer Research, as a way of saying thank you to the
charity for helping them. Their fundraising activities included a
sponsored ponytail chop, when Amy cut off Paul’s much-treasured
plait in front of family and colleagues.
Sadly, the cancer returned last year and following a short
illness, Teresa died in November.
aged 32, has run the marathon four times before. She said: “Doing
the marathon is my way of paying tribute to Teresa.
“It will be very emotional because she was a great person and a
good friend and Paul and the children are going to write a message
to put on my back. Teresa’s memory will keep me going – she was so
strong and that will help to keep me focused, as well as the fact
that I’m running for such a good cause.”
To sponsor Amy visit www.runningsponsorme.org/amylaws7
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