What cancer were you diagnosed with?

Osteosarcoma


What age were diagnosed?

10


What helped you to thrive?

Initially, my family and friends helped me to thrive beyond cancer. They helped me by treating me exactly the same as if I were a normal child. However, now I'm in my 20's and I still have to keep thriving through the physical challenges that I face - a result of my various surgeries when I was younger


Jonathan's Story

When I was 10 years old I was diagnosed with an osteosarcoma in my right thigh. My treatment entailed 6 courses of chemotherapy and a total knee replacement and partial replacement of both my tibia and femur. I've had to have a number of further surgeries following my initial treatment, but I have now been in remission for 14 years.

Initially, my family and friends helped me to thrive beyond cancer. They helped me by treating me exactly the same as if I were a normal child. However, now I'm in my 20's and I still have to keep thriving through the physical challenges that I face - a result of my various surgeries when I was younger. Fortunately, I am now overcoming feats and reaching personal achievements that I once deemed impossible - especially in those dark early days of recovery.

Trekstock is such a vibrant charity with fresh ideas and a unique approach to helping young people who suffer or have suffered from cancer. There was nothing like Trekstock available to me 14 years ago. I think it's vital for young adults to have a support network available to them where they can contact and speak to like minded people who have or are experiencing similar difficulties brought on by cancer. I am now at a stage where I want to give back and help others with their battle against cancer.