Adam Bennett, a 13-year-old boy, was diagnosed with metastatic Ewing's Sarcoma in December 2017, a rare and aggressive form of bone cancer which mainly affects children.
After multiple tests he was told that he had a tumour in his right femur and that the cancer had started spreading to his lungs. He started chemotherapy in January 2018 at the John Radcliffe Children's Hospital on the children's cancer ward which became his second home for the next nine months. Throughout his time at hospital what he missed most was the chance to play sports with his friends again.
Adam and his family had organised a 20-mile fundraising walk in September 22nd to raise money for Adam's future and two charities; World Child Cancer and Liberty’s Legacy.
The day before of the walk Adam received the fantastic news that he had beaten metastatic Ewing’s Sarcoma. Adam’s walk day was a double celebration.
He now begins physiotherapy and he hopes he will soon be able to start walking unassisted.
Thanks to the 160 walkers and the generosity of friends, family and supporters, Adam’s walk raised £2,500 to support children with cancer.
The money raised could pay for a healthcare team (including a doctor, nurse and physiotherapist) for one year to deliver treatment and care to children in a slum community in Bangladesh requiring palliative care support, improving quality of life for some of the poorest children in the country.
With the help of supporters like Adam and his family, we are able to make a big difference in the lives of children with cancer.
“He just wants to get back walking and doing stuff that other 13-year-olds do” - Adam's mum commented in the Oxford Mail”
Our vision is a world where every child has equal access to the best treatment and care. Without the help of our supporters facing personal challenges to raise these vital funds, we would not be able to make the same impact in the lives of some of the world’s poorest children.
If you feel inspired by Adam's challenge then please download our fundraising pack or email Alice for lots of exciting ways to support children with cancer, and their families, in the developing world.