Sheffield cancer patient looking on the bright side of life

Ann Marsh with husband Stephen, daughter Wendy and grand-daughter Roseann are all set to complete the Weston Park 'Moonlight Walk' to raise funds for the charity on the 15th September
Ann Marsh with husband Stephen, daughter Wendy and grand-daughter Roseann are all set to complete the Weston Park 'Moonlight Walk' to raise funds for the charity on the 15th September
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ANN Marsh and her family have had a rough few years - but it has never stopped them laughing.

Ann, aged 57, from Highfield, Sheffield, has been fighting cancer for 12 years, battling on as the disease attacks her in wave after wave.

If that wasn’t bad enough, two years ago her daughter Wendy, 42, was diagnosed with skin cancer.

But instead of resigning themselves to their fate, Ann and Wendy are determined to get on with their lives.

“I’m just a really positive person,” said Ann, who lives on Kearsley Road with her husband Stephen, 62. “If I can help myself I will.

“But I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the doctors and nurses at Weston Park Hospital. What they can do these days is amazing.”

Ann will be laughing and joking all the way as she steps out next month to give something back to the hospital.

Ann, Stephen, Wendy and her granddaughter Roseann, 14, will be taking part in Weston Park’s Moonlit Walk on Saturday, September 15, to raise money for the hospital.

The former housekeeper was first diagnosed with breast cancer 12 years ago.

Successful surgery and chemotherapy initially gave doctors hope, but then in 2007 the cancer returned in her bones and lungs.

Then, two years ago while Ann was having treatment, Wendy discovered a brown patch on her skin, which scans revealed to be cancer.

Ann said: “I will never be rid of the cancer now, but I can do so many things I couldn’t just a few years ago.

“The doctors are amazing and I just want to give something back.”

n To register for the Moonlit Walk call 0114 226 5370.