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”.

In May 2017, Chris was made an ambassador for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent; a charity very close to Chris’s heart because of all the support they’ve gave him throughout his cancer journey. Chris now works on several political and social campaigns with the charity to ”hopefully make things better for young cancer patients like me in the future”

Now on the mend, Chris has took up motivational speaking, inspiring and motivating people all over the country with his messages of resilience and determination. Read more about Chris’s motivational speaking here.


About Me

Chris Carberry

Just a normal 22 year old lad from St Helens. I was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2015 and later diagnosed ''incurable'' in October 2017. This is my blog where I share an insight into my life as a young cancer patient and hopefully inspire people like you along the way!