“My life went on hold when I was diagnosed with cancer, still is – and probably will be for a long time. I had hoped it was a bone infection but I was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a form of cancer which affects 1 in 10,000 people. At the time I wasn’t really worried about my planned career as a cricket player- at least I could live and hopefully keep my leg. People always say, ‘ah you are so brave’ but I am not – I have just done what I have been told to do. It is like when you are at school and your teacher says you are going to do an essay, you write it. And when you are in hospital and they say you are going to do chemotherapy, you do it. I have just focused on what I need to do and then done it. The way I got through chemo was counting down the sessions and finding something to look forward to each week or even each day. I play PlayStation, watch cricket and basketball and I go out with friends sometimes on the weekends. If I am not well enough I am able to take a step back and just think, it’s just one night. There is no point in me getting upset or complaining about it because it doesn’t get me anywhere different.”

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