Teenager Joanna to lead Kilt­walk

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - NEWS -

A teenager who months ago had ma­jor can­cer surgery is to lead this year’s Royal Bank of Scot­land Kilt­walk in Ed­in­burgh.

Joanna Lamb, 17, was di­ag­nosed with os­teosar­coma, a rare bone can­cer which af­fects around 20 peo­ple each year in Scot­land, dur­ing her sixth year at Craig­mount High School.

She suf­fered a leg am­pu­ta­tion be­cause of her ill­ness in Fe­bru­ary but is de­ter­mined to un­der­take the chal­lenge on Septem­ber 16.

Joanna met First Min­is­ter Ni­cola Stur­geon and other party lead­ers at the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment where the Kit­walk will leave on Septem­ber 16.

She said: “When it comes to the Royal Bank of Scot­land Kilt­walk it is sim­ple – if I can do it, then you can do it. Get in­volved.”

Joanna has al­ready raised more than £16,000 for can­cer char­i­ties.

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