Jo’s an in­spi­ra­tion

Daily Record - - NEWS - BY AMANDA KEENAN

Joanna Lamb lost a leg to can­cer and has been told she has just two years to live.

But this in­spi­ra­tional teenager will still lead to­day’s Kilt­walk in Ed­in­burgh.

She wants to show other peo­ple with ter­mi­nal ill­ness that it doesn’t have to de­fine the time left.

Not ev­ery­one could do this but the pos­i­tive ex­am­ple has al­ready helped raise thou­sands for char­ity.

And that money goes back to the kind of re­search and sup­port groups that can make a dif­fer­ence to peo­ple who need it most.

Joanna still hopes to raise an­other £10,000 – so dig deep, help if you can.

A TERMINALLY ill teenager who lost a leg to can­cer will lead to­mor­row’s Ed­in­burgh Kilt­walk – sur­rounded by 200 friends and fam­ily.

Joanna Lamb, who suf­fers from os­teosar­coma, a rare bone can­cer, was re­cently told she has two years to live.

The news came af­ter her left leg was am­pu­tated above the knee fol­low­ing nine months of chemo­ther­apy.

Joanna, 17, from Ed­in­burgh, said: “I want to show peo­ple cop­ing with a ter­mi­nal ill­ness and other am­putees that you can still man­age to do things that ev­ery­body else does.

“I’m still Joanna and my life is not over yet. I don’t want can­cer to de­fine me and it’s my goal to en­joy the time I have left.

“If tak­ing on the Kilt­walk helps to in­spire one other per­son then it will all be worth­while.”

Since her di­ag­no­sis, Joanna has raised more than £25,000 for the char­ity It’s Good 2 Give.

She is hop­ing to raise an­other £10,000 af­ter com­plet­ing the Kilt­walk.

To do­nate, visit www. ev­ery­day­ and search for Team Joanna.


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