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We want all blood cancer patients to be able to live their life to the full - doing whatever makes them #FeelAlive. At our annual supporter event, Impact Day, we asked supporters what made them feel alive, inspired and energised. Their response was remarkable, encouraging us to launch #FeelAlive Friday where each week we ask supporters to share the things that make them #FeelAlive.
"Seeing the excitement on a student's face when they they get their first results in the laboratory" makes me #feelalive

"Seeing the excitement on a student's face when they they get their first results in the laboratory" makes me

"FANCY DRESS makes me #feelalive - My housemate Chris & I as Dolly the sheep at 90s party."

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“FANCY DRESS makes me My housemate Chris & I as Dolly the sheep at party on Saturday:”

Val (right) was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma last October. She was part of a clinical research trial for her treatment and now has the all clear, so this week she had the chance to meet up with her pen pal Steph (left).  Val said it was so lovely to meet up, enjoy a cup of tea and a good old chat especially as she thought she'd probably never get to meet Steph.

Val (right) was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma last October. She was part of a clinical research trial for her treatment and now has the all clear, so this week she had the chance to meet up with her pen pal Steph (left). Val said it was so lovely to meet up, enjoy a cup of tea and a good old chat especially as she thought she'd probably never get to meet Steph.

"Beating leukaemia as a child and now working every day to improve the lives of those currently fighting" makes me #feelalive

"Beating leukaemia as a child and now working every day to improve the lives of those currently fighting" makes me

"Swimming in the sea and drinking wine with friends" makes me #feelalive   Emma Morris - Researcher

"Swimming in the sea and drinking wine with friends" makes me Emma Morris - Researcher

"Beginning a new project" makes me #feelalive

"Beginning a new project" makes me

@mrhappyontherun: "@Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research this was my main course at the michelin starred restaurant we went to for my sister's birthday meal last week. Best steak ever! #FeelAlive

" & Lymphoma Research this was my main course at the michelin starred restaurant we went to for my sister's birthday meal last week. Best steak ever!

@MichaelaMiss: "@Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research walked the furthest this year since being in remission. Getting better and I #feelalive pic.twitter.com/c0f5s2AVQS

@MichaelaMiss: "@Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research walked the furthest this year since being in remission. Getting better and I #feelalive pic.twitter.com/c0f5s2AVQS

"@Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research @Danielle King this is my dad, he has CLL, he is ace. Please RT http://www.justgiving.com/kenneth-carroll?utm_source=emailvision_medium=email_campaign=FR_page_creation … pic.twitter.com/Db9oj34qzw"

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"@Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research @Danielle King this is my dad, he has CLL, he is ace. Please RT http://www.justgiving.com/kenneth-carroll?utm_source=emailvision_medium=email_campaign=FR_page_creation … pic.twitter.com/Db9oj34qzw"

Andrew Lambert: "Getting prepared for @Ironman_UK is making me #feelalive this week. A game 1 - blood cancer 0" pic.twitter.com/BNeHnir2yV

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“Andrew Lambert: "Getting prepared for is making me this week. A game 1 - blood cancer

@Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research: Steven Prescott-Jones "Home late to find a book my 6 y/o Sophie filled in on things she'd done this week" #feelalive pic.twitter.com/7R8zcuq8AV

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“Steven Prescott-Jones "Home late to find a book my 6 y/o Sophie filled in on things she'd done this week"

@Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research: This photo of 79 year old councillor Richard Sherras doing a sponsored sky dive makes us #FeelAlive. Awe inspiring!

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& Lymphoma Research: This photo of 79 year old councillor Richard Sherras doing a sponsored sky dive makes us Awe inspiring!

@Matt Kaiser: Working from home, meaning I get to spend morning with the kids is making me #FeelAlive @Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research pic.twitter.com/b3ZrCkQKky

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“Working from home, meaning I get to spend morning with the kids is making me

@Jaqkidd: @Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research knowing that my son is coming home from hospital for the weekend. A break from chemo! #FeelAlive pic.twitter.com/GBZUai7CcQ

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“ knowing that my son is coming home from hospital for the weekend. A break from chemo!

How can this not make you #FeelAlive? "@JJOBuse: @Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research 4yo Jack #FeelAlive 10 months #remission pic.twitter.com/pIzGeA1kxq"

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How can this not make you #FeelAlive? "@JJOBuse: @Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research 4yo Jack #FeelAlive 10 months #remission pic.twitter.com/pIzGeA1kxq"

"A really good, proper thunderstorm and downpour" makes me #feelalive

"A really good, proper thunderstorm and downpour" makes me