Feb 4th – 2109
Our Feb 4th meeting was a little bit of a watershed for the group, time to separate from the professional helping hands of the hospital staff, and with what we have all learnt over the past four years strike a more independent note, in both the way we operate and the future objectives we hope to aspire too.
It’s been an interesting journey of discovery sustaining a self-help group with ideas and purpose, which as a founder member I feel has helped far more than those who could physically attend a group meeting in person.
2019 has one major wellbeing event which will take place in October. We will take this opportunity to gather new members and showcase what recovery and longer-term survival of our various conditions has to offer.
To keep people connected we have set up a private closed Facebook Group to keep our members up to date with the goings on in the Worlds of Sarcoma and Bone Cancer. If you haven’t already joined get texting and help make the endeavour a success.
It’s our intension to only hold two meetings each year at RJAH Hospital (a) to maintain a natural connection but (b) to develop a far less hospitalised environment to avoid what you might call “Ground Hog Day ” Syndrome, so both patients and carers can forget past trials and tribulations of the treatment history already endured and concentrate on future long term recovery.
Watch in Total Amazment
When you get to see what sheer will power can achieve like this, it makes you think what you can do, maybe not to this extreme , but when you have your own mountain to climb, if this guy can do this on his mountain , what can you do your’s?
Oswestry Sarcoma Support Group was the Brain Child of Ian Carruthers and Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist S/R Jane Evans.
Robert Jones Agnus Hunt Hospital Oswestry offers some of the best Soft Tissue Sarcoma and Bone Sarcoma treatment anywhere in the UK, as any current and former patient will tell you.
The only thing that has been missing is a patient self-help support group, patients and carers who have lived through, or are living through the diagnosis treatment and recovery phases, of soft tissue and or bone sarcoma.
Our website aims to offer practical advice for both patients and carers, sharing stories and offering help hints and tips to make the sarcoma experience a little less frightening, and a bit more bearable.
If you would like to share your sarcoma story to date, or have a useful hint or tip you think is worth sharing, please feel free to contribute either in a written text, or an audio file, or short video, all contributions gratefully received.
Aaron ‘Wheelz’ Fotheringham – Wheelchair Action Sports
Unit, one of the world’s fastest growing action sports brands, has just released a six-minute mini-documentary on one of their star athletes, Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham.
Wheelz, 19, has obtained a cult following globally for his antics with the Nitro Circus Live Tour after successfully landing 40ft Backflips, Double Backflips and Front-flips in the past six months… in a wheelchair.
The Las Vegas teenager is one of the most inspirational athletes in the entire action-sports industry; he hasn’t let spina bifida dictate his lot in life and has taken his custom-built wheelchair to places they’ve never been before, including skateparks, BMX parks and of course, the Giganta-Ramp.
Unit sat down with Wheelz during a recent trip to the USA and found out what makes the laid-back, humble teenager tick. Visit youtube.com/unitridersaus to check it out.
Following on from the successful Nitro Circus Live New Zealand Tour Wheelz is back in Vegas and preparing for the Nitro Circus Australian Regional Tour, which kicks off on March 9 at Albury’s Lavington Sports Ground.
Courtesy: Unit Clothing unitriders.com
Producer: Allan Hardy
Music: ‘Hello World’ by Amely myspace.com/amely