Paramedic Rhys relays a message of hope
PARAMEDIC Rhys Greedy’s triumph over cancer is becoming a symbol of hope for thousands.
The 29-year-old was named the Face of Relay for Cancer Council Queensland’s Relay For Life.
The Chermside paramedic has gone to extraordinary lengths to raise funds for cancer research and support after he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at 21.
“In 2014, I was five years in remission, and I had a bit of a light bulb moment,” Mr Greedy said.
“I was hiking the Kokoda Track at the time, and I realised this was something I could do to bring awareness to cancer and raise funds for charities.
“Since then I’ve been tying my own battle with cancer to my passion of pushing my body to its limits physically.
“Every fundraising opportunity enables me to be an advocate, and hopefully an inspiration, to others going through their own journey.”
Mr Greedy said he would proudly lead the survivors and carers lap to officially open Relay For Life on October 21-22 at QSAC Stadium, Nathan.
“Participating in Relay For Life is a huge honour for me as a cancer survivor.
“I am most looking forward to walking alongside other survivors in the opening lap, and in memory of loved ones who’ve passed away from cancer.
“It’s going to be quite emotional for me as I’ll have my mother walking with me – she was my biggest supporter through my own treatment and is a breast cancer survivor herself.
“I have no bigger inspiration in my life than my mum.”
To register a team, volunteer or find out more, visit relayforlife.org.au or phone 1300 65 65 85.
Paramedic Rhys Greedy is an ambassador for the Brisbane Relay For Life.