PUBLISHED: 16:25 15 March 2018 Jon King L-R: Emily Ross with niece India. Picture: EMILY ROSS Archant A nanny is running a marathon for the first time to raise money for a charity that helped her family cope with her three-month-old niece’s eye cancer. India Ross when she was a baby pictured with her brother Orlando. Picture: EMILY ROSS Emily Ross dreamt of doing the 26-mile challenge for years, but an initial application to run the London marathon for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) was turned down because there were no spaces left on its team. But while on holiday in the Maldives over New Year Ms Ross received the good news that someone had dropped out, meaning her bucket-list dream was a step closer to coming true. “I was so pleased. I’m overjoyed to run for them,” she said. The charity has held a special place in Ms Ross’s heart ever since it gave help and advice to brother and sister-in-law Dunstan and Venetia Ross when their daughter India was diagnosed with cancer when she was just 13 weeks old in 1999. Doctors battled to save the eye for months, with rounds of chemotherapy and cryotherapy, but it… Read full this story
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