September 24th, 2016

Leukaemia battle inspires Redditch to run

Leukaemia battle inspires Redditch to run Leukaemia battle inspires Redditch to run
Updated: 2:33 pm, May 06, 2016

A REDDITCH teacher will be taking part in a 10K fun run to raise money for a Leukaemia charity after fighting the disease for nearly 20 years.

Steve Nyland, who works for The Forge Secondary Short Stay School, will be running the Bloodwise challenge this Sunday (May 8) to raise money for its We’re Hear To Beat Blood Cancer campaign.

The 38-year-old science teacher started his battle with blood cancer in 1998 when he underwent a bone marrow transplant aged only 20.

Since then he has been working hard to complete goals he set himself, including taking part in the Great British Transplant Games, winning a gold medal for himself in the 10km cycle trial.

“I passionately want to continue to support and raise awareness of Bloodwise and The Forge Secondary Short Stay School and the help they give in a therapeutic way, gaining very good results.

“I want to give hope and inspiration to others who have been diagnosed with a life threatening disease like leukaemia, that luckily only took two years out of my life. So now I am trying to put more life in my days than days in my life. With my wife Natalie and son George things are all back on track.”

Steve plans to continue working with Bloodwise in the future, doing different events to keep challenging himself and to prove he is still healthy.

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