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Inspirational Doctor of #hellomynameis Campaign Died of Cancer Few Days After Hitting Cancer Charity Goal

Jul 25, 2016 02:16 AM EDT
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The inspirational and terminally-ill doctor, Kate Granger reached her cancer charity fundraising goal before dying of the same disease a few days after.
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Thousands are mourning after the philanthropic and inspirational doctor who raised money for cancer charity also died of cancer a few days after hitting the her target goal.

Dr. Kate Granger is the founder of the #hellomynameis campaign who was also terminally ill with a rare kind of cancer. Her campaign managed to raise £250,000 ($328,075) for a cancer cause before she died of the same disease. 

The doctor started a fundraising campaign for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre after she was diagnosed with another form of cancer in the year 2011. Her husband, Chris Pointon, announced the death of his doctor wife. "RIP my soul mate & TY. Love u 4ever," Chris Pointon said in a statement published by BBC. The 34-year old doctor died on July 23 with the presence of her family and loved ones in the St. Gemma's Hospice in Leeds.

Her death broke the hearts of many as she was regarded as an inspirational doctor who prioritizes her charity and works despite suffering from cancer herself. The Yorkshire Evening Post in the UK also announced the death of Kate Granger.

Aside from her charity works, Dr. Granger served as a huge inspiration to many when she started writing about her struggles with the disease. Writing is part of her "Bucket List" that she started when she was diagnosed with the disease. And despite the conditions involved in living a life with cancer, both Dr. Granger and her husband remains positive and appreciative of the care staff who are regarded as "fantastically amazing" by the couple.

Included on her "Bucket List" are charity fund raising for cancer patients and writing a book not as a doctor but a book about her experiences as a patient. This endeared the inspirational doctor to cancer patients, survivors and the general public with her unselfish heart despite the odds.

Her other fundraising efforts included running the Leeds 10k marathon, skydiving, swimming the length of the English Channel and a 13-mile trek in the Lake District, according to Mirror in the UK.

The money raised by Dr. Granger is for the Yorkshire Cancer Center.


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