In December 2015 , Chris Carberry was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer in his leg called Osteosarcoma. Unfortunately, after treatments didn’t prove as successful as he’d of hoped, 19 year old Chris chose to have my leg amputated in March 2016 – a decision that was described as ”leg or life”. The young cancer fighter then went on the finish over 14 months worth of treatment in January 2017.
Unfortunately, just several months after finishing treatment, Chris was diagnosed again in July 2017; though this time, the cancer had spread to his lungs. He then went on to have more surgery to remove 1/3 of his lung along with the tumour. Retaining his self confidence and positive attitude, Chris joked this was ”because one leg wasn’t enough”.
Chris has been dealt a further blow recently and lots of fundraising events are planned to raise enoguh money for Chris to seek life-saving treatment abroad.
Chris said “A massive thank you everyone who helped organise and took part in my 24 hour spinathon challenge. A special thank you to my fundraising team for everything the do behind the scenes, Bannatyne Health Club in Skelmersdale for borrowing us their spin bikes and St Helens Council for their co-operation and support.”
“It truly was a great event and with the help of many generous people passing through Rainford Village at the weekend, we managed to raise a massive £3141 !! Thank you. We’ve still got a few fundraisers coming up so stay tuned by visiting the ‘Get Involved’ page or by liking my Facebook page”
Donate here – https://www.gofundme.com/chris-lifesaving-treatment