Below he tells his story to help raise awareness and inspire others.

I started experiencing symptoms in 2007, about 18 months before I was diagnosed. I woke up one day and my knee was locked at a 90-degree angle. I went to the walk-in centre and was given antibiotics and a pair of crutches as they suspected I had an infection.

My knee would lock for about a week and then recover, and this kept happening every 3-4 months. Each time I went back to the walk-in centre, about 3 or 4 times in total.

I eventually went to my GP, who examined me and felt a lump behind my knee and knew that something was not right.

He told my dad to take me straight to the local hospital in Wigan for an x-ray and I was then referred to the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital (ROH) in Birmingham for a biopsy.

About a week later, on 12th March 2009 (my 14th birthday), I met Dr Bernadette Brennan at Pendlebury Children's Hospital in Salford, who told me that I had osteosarcoma in my right knee. I asked if I was going to die, and Dr Brennan told me that since cancer had been caught early, the tumour wasn't growing and had not spread elsewhere in my body, I was going to be fine.

I had MAP chemotherapy (cisplatin, doxorubicin and methotrexate) for 7 months initially at Pendlebury Children's Hospital, and my last cycle of chemotherapy was given at the newly-built Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

The chemotherapy caused terrible sickness and mouth ulcers, and I was unable to eat. I lost a lot of weight and weighed only 4 stone at one stage. Despite this, I responded so well to the chemotherapy that I was able to finish the treatment early.

In July 2009 I had a full titanium knee replacement, which was carried out at ROH in Birmingham. Initially, I had a growing prosthesis, which could be lengthened as I grew. In 2012 when I was 17 years old, I had the prosthesis removed as it was causing stress fractures to my shin. It was replaced with a non-growing prosthesis.

I finished treatment in September 2009 and stopped attending follow-up appointments in 2015/16.

I have had plenty of positive experiences since my diagnosis and treatment, the main one being the captain of the England Physical Disability cricket team. With the cricket team I have been on numerous tours and have won the world cup as I play with another osteosarcoma patient, who has become one of my closest friends.

I was also chosen to carry the Olympic Torch in 2012 and was named Britain's Kindest Kid when I was 16 years old for my fundraising for the Bone Cancer Research Trust.

My life has altered in terms of sport more than anything. I can't play all the sport that I used to, so my only sport now is cricket and gold socially. I miss participating in football with my mates, but cricket has always been my main sport, and I am grateful that I am able to continue playing at such a high level.

My friends and family were and still are amazing. All the support I still receive helps me to tackle everything head on and gives me strength knowing that I can succeed.

The usual saying is 'never give up', which is a great message, but accept that giving up every now and then is okay. You are allowed to give up, re-assess where you are at, then go again.

Raising awareness is so important. I was very lucky that my cancer didn't spread over the 18 months that I was diagnosed.

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