Jo’s an inspiration
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. everydayhero.com/uk and search for Team Joanna.