Ambassador gran doing it for cancer-battling Kobey

Ambassador gran doing it for cancer-battling Kobey

Luke Matthews

Ambassador gran doing it for cancer-battling Kobey

The grandmother of a young boy with a one-in-a-million form of cancer has been selected to spearhead a campaign for Cancer Research UK.

Ann Jansen-East with grandson Kobey


Ann Jansen-East, 56, was chosen to be a 'go the distance' ambassador and encourage people to take on any type of running challenge to raise money for the charity.

Ann's grandson, Kobey Muller, featured in the Advertiser in 2012 after battling through treatment for hepatoblastoma, an extremely rare form of liver cancer.

Kobey was diagnosed with the condition when he was just 16-months-old and having faced 10 bouts of chemotherapy, doctors announced the cancer was in remission.

The brave youngster, now three, is doing well and his grandmother will join Cancer Research UK's team after it announced it had been made the official charity sponsor of the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015.

"We are hopeful of him (Kobey) making a full recovery and I am looking forward to doing what I can to support the charity in the marathon year," said Ann.

"Ten years ago, Kobey would not have survived.  A decade of research has given him a much better chance.

"We are grateful for every day we have with Kobey because he has had such a very rare cancer.

"I am delighted to have been chosen as ambassadors in the charity's very special year of running.

"It helps me to do something proactive.

"I hope other people in Berkshire will take on just one running challenge over the next 12 months, big or small."

Ann and Kobey's dad, Jordan, are entering a team called 'one in a million' at this year's Cancer Research UK Relay for Life in Ascot in July.

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