Weʼre raising £1,000 to help support Adam in his goal to play sports with his friends following treatment for bone cancer.
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In December 2017, Adam was diagnosed with metastatic Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer which mainly affects children.
Prior to his diagnosis, Adam had experienced intermittent leg pain for a few weeks, but as an active and sporty 12 year-old, it was assumed to be related to a football injury. When the pain started to get worse his GP referred him for an X-ray and a further MRI scan releaved that he had a tumour near the top of his right femur. Further tests releaved that this highly aggressive cancer had already started spreading to his lungs.
Adam started cancer treatment in January 2018 and underwent 14 cycles of chemotherapy and 35 sessions of radiotherapy over the following 9 months. He spent much of this time in hospital, he required the use of a wheelchair and sufferered from the horrendous side effects of the cocktail of chemotherapy drugs. In August 2018, he underwent limb salvage surgery in which his diseased hip and proximal femur was replaced with a metal prosthetic.
Today, Adam is thankfully in remission and is slowly rebuilding the strength in his leg to be able to walk again. The cancer treatment and limb surgery has meant that he will have many physical challenges to overcome in the coming months and years, but Adam is determined to be able to take part in sports and play football again with his friends.
Your support will help to fund essential physiotherapy and specialist sports therapy sessions for Adam which are not available on the NHS. This treatment not only helps Adam with his physical development, but also plays a vital role in supporting his emotional well-being, giving him a more positive future.
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