This fundraising student defied medical odds by beating a brain tumour not once, but THREE times.
Chichester University student Chandos Green from West Sussex has already had three massive surgeries and he’s only 19-years-old. However just months after his last one, he is now already training for the 2015 London Marathon in order to raise money for Children With Cancer UK.
Speaking about his last operation, Mr Green said:
I remember asking the surgeon if I was going to die and I broke down when I was going under the anaesthetic.
Luckily I was fine and managed to beat the tumour once again. But the operation made me realise that life can be short.
It was at the age of three when his parents noticed he wasn’t well. Often having headaches and paints he would fall over unexpectedly. And it was at this age that they discovered his first brain tumour.
However after having most of it removed, just three years later at the age of six, he had to go back under the knife after the same tumour had devastatingly regrown. And again, he survived the risky operation and returned to school.
He went on to complete school and college and enrolled at Chichester to begin his degree. However thirteen years later – just a day after his 19th birthday – he was once again given the devastating news that he’d have to go undergo a third surgery when all-too-familiar symptoms returned.
I started studying social work and the beginning of it was great until I started to get headaches.
One day when I woke up early to go on a trip and I fainted in my room and woke up three hours later.
It was then that I realised that something wasn’t right and I went to the hospital to get some checks done.
We wish Chandos the very best of luck in the London Marathon.
Read the full story via The Daily Mail.