Josh Somers

Birmingham Half Marathon

Murphy was just 5 years old when he was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma

Josh Somers has completed the Simply Health Great Birmingham Run Half Marathon in a very impressive time of 1 hour, 57 minutes and 34 seconds, and raised over £950 for the AHT’s cancer research in dogs, having been inspired by his dog Murphy.

Murphy was just 5 years old when he was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a highly malignant bone tumour with an average survival time of between 1 and 12 months.

I like to think that one day, we will be able to prevent this from happening.

Following amputation of his leg, Murphy underwent a course of chemotherapy at the AHT lasting several months. “Their knowledge and caring approach was amazing, and with their help, Murphy is still here bouncing today (12 years old, and 7 years post diagnosis)”, explained Josh.

“Not only am I supporting the Animal Health Trust for what they did for me, I’m also supporting them for the research they do into disease and genetic causes of ill-health in all animals. As a Veterinary Nurse, I am working with these conditions every day and seeing the devastating effects these illnesses have on animals and their families.”