I was 19 years old, I fell over a few times and my knee was painful for a couple of days like I had twisted my ankle, so I decided to go to the hospital.

It was there, they identified that further test were needed and I was referred to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in my femur bone.

I had to have an operation, which was bigger than a knee replacement and within the first year of having surgery the metal came loose.

It has been very difficult dealing with bone cancer and the whole aftermath. I suffered from depression from the moment they told me it might be cancer and it got worse as treatment went on. The hardest thing was not being able to do what I use to do and the feeling of being a burden to my family.

I’m now 25 and I’ve been clear for over 5 years and even though it's been 5 years, I still haven't accepted my bone cancer but my strength has come from my family and friends.

The one who has always made me feel better about myself was my dog. Every morning she will come into my room and give me a lot of love. Having a hug from my dog always reminds me no matter how hard life gets you're going to be just okay.

My message to others would be no matter how hard it is right now you are going to be okay and you are in the right hands. Don't forget your family and friends love you and will be there whenever you need them.

My aspirations in life are to be an actress and raise awareness of bone cancer.

It is important to raise awareness of bone cancer, for early diagnosis because it will save somebody's life and every life matters.

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