Brain cancer survivors lead the way at Relay For Life
TWO students at the Calen District State College share a special bond.
Logan Lindsay and Rebecca Attard are both brain cancer survivors.
Next month they will turn their stories into something positive by leading their teams at the Cancer Council Queensland's Pioneer Valley Relay For Life.
Rebecca was seven when she was diagnosed with an ependymoma brain tumour.
Now in Year 12, she is the school captain.
She said she would dance at her graduation ceremony later this year.
"People have supported me throughout my journey," she said.
"Many people have had it worse than me. I want to give back."
Rebecca is focusing on achieving a good OP result.
"I want to do medical imaging at uni," she said.
"I had to do many MRIs during my treatment. I want to be able to help other people, too."
At Relay For Life, three ceremonies are held for participants.
The opening cancer survivors' lap celebrates the journey of individuals, the candlelight ceremony remembers people who have lost their battle with cancer and the closing ceremony reminds people about the fight against cancer.
Logan's mother Casey Lindsay said her son had been free from cancer for four years now.
"He is my little superstar," she said.
"Logan will dress up as Iron Man.
"We will all dress up as superheroes.
"He was only a baby when he was diagnosed."
To register for Relay For Life, visit www.relayforlife.org.au or phone Cancer Council's fundraising hotline on 1300 656 585.