My name is Chris Carberry. Christopher is my Sunday name.

  • I’m 21 years old.
  • I’m from a town in the North of England called St Helens.
  • I’m about 5 foot 11, even on one leg.
  • I have several hobbies/interests including golf and skiing.
  • I’m also a bit of a cheeky chappy who generally says things as they are.

I don’t want to give too much away as you’ll find out more about me over this coming year.

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The reason this blog got started?

It’s pretty simple really, I copied a few other people. One of which was a good friend of mine. A well-publicised example was Stephen Sutton’s Story. Stephen was the brave young cancer patient who was all over the news a few years ago for blogging about his cancer journey, further raising millions of pounds for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Since then, many cancer patients have gone on to blog about their own unique experiences and I’m just one of those people. A self-confessed copycat…but why not hey?

Set up at the end (hopefully) of my journey through childhood cancer, this blog is for people looking for to learn about what its like to be a 20 year old living with a life threatening disease one leg down. I hope it motivates people on to push themselves to do bigger and better things. At whatever point you are in your life, there’s no shame in needing that inspiration. I’ve needed many times throughout my battle with cancer. Be it a celebrity, an author, member of the family or a friend. We’ve all been there before. People need to realise there’s more to life than your phones battery.

Over the next year or so, I’m going to be writing about my misfortunes over the past 18 months, my first-hand experience with the NHS and people that helped saved my life, and learning to adapt and move on with life on one leg. I’ll throw in some day to day stuff too and much more.