Lewis Stephen Aldersley

Age: Adult
Association: Survivor
Region: UK
Cancer: Osteosarcoma
Written by Lewis Stephen Aldersley

" I feel even though this was a difficult journey my life has been better, I can still do the things I love that most people take for granted."

I was diagnosed July 12, 2017 with Osteosarcoma. After struggling with pain for three years, being told it was growing pains, sports injuries and Osgood Schlatter disease, the chemotherapy failed and I had to make the decision to amputate above my knee on the November 13, 2017. That day changed my world, I had loads more chemotherapy, which finished May 18, 2018. I had to learn to walk again, finally got my prosthetic leg, which felt amazing to be back on two feet. Unfortunately I was bullied out of school because of my new disability. I’m able to play football again, the sport I loved, and now play for West Brom amputee football team and u23s England amputee football squad. I’m learning to drive, starting college and going sailing. I feel even though this was a difficult journey my life has been better, I can still do the things I love that most people take for granted. I still have a lot of bad days but I take each day as it comes.