From the onset of her Leukaemia, at the age of 3, Beth has always put other’s suffering first. She was even fundraising for the ‘Anthony Nolan Trust’, whilst she was still at nursery! After relapsing at 14, her own hard work organizing recruitment drives directly resulted in seven people successfully becoming bone marrow donors, thereby giving seven people a chance to live their lives free from severe illness. When she herself had secured a donor, Beth kept in contact with others to provide positivity and strength for those going through the same process. Beth’s care for others extends beyond her illness, whether fundraising and visiting Ghana to supply life-giving essentials, or giving up summer holidays to support the homeless and victims of domestic violence.
Beth says, she hopes to be equipped ‘with the necessary skills to help alleviate suffering, which is my greatest aspiration in life’.
Beth Mickleburgh is from Saint Paul's Catholic School, Leicester