Josh was a normal 13-year-old football mad teenager when he was diagnosed with Leukaemia in April 2022.
In the last four months Josh has courageously endured 15 bone marrow aspirates and lumbar punctures, 64 rounds of chemo/immunotherapy following which he suffered a stroke induced by the toxic chemotherapy drugs. The list doesn’t end there, he continued his treatment with 13 blood/platelet transfusions, 14 MRI/CT scans and spent 49 nights in hospital away from his family and friends. Not to mention the steroid and antibiotic tablets he has had to take during his three years of treatment to help cure him of cancer.
Not phased by all he has had to endure, Josh took on the challenge of walking and cycling 64 miles during September, which marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a mile for every chemo/immunotherapy treatment he has had. Josh has exceeded this milestone and has completed a total of 110 miles.
Smashing his personal target Josh has raised a staggering £5,000 to help support families, like his, affected by a childhood cancer diagnosis.
Danielle Percival Head of Family Support commented "Having witnessed first-hand how a cancer diagnosis can impacted the whole family, what Josh has achieved even whilst facing the toughest time of his 13 years is just incredible. We feel so honoured to be chosen as the charity to benefit from his fabulous efforts and generous donations for this inspiring challenge."
To donate towards Josh's amazing challenge, please donate via our Just Giving page.