I was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma when I was 12 years old
The tumour was in my tibia (or shinbone) on my right leg. Being diagnosed with cancer was a life changing experience for me and my family.
Initially, being a keen rugby player at the time, I thought the swelling I noticed could’ve just been a bang in a game. Then after a few months of this odd shape on my leg, we decided to get it seen to.
After a rapid visit to the GP and paediatric specialist, within a week I was having numerous MRI scans and CT scans. The next thing I knew we were having a biopsy and given the diagnosis.
I can vividly remember my dad telling me but despite what you must imagine to be devastating news, with the support of my family and friends it really didn’t get me down at all. We adopted an incredibly positive attitude with the mind set of ‘let’s beat this’.