St Helens Man Hopes To Live A Cancer Free Life Following Four Year Battle

Chris Carberry was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer at just 19.

Chris had to have his leg amputated in a 'leg or life' situation when he was a teenager and unfortunately two years ago he was given the news that his cancer was incurable.

The 23-year-old didn't know if he'd reach his 23rd Birthday, but he's beaten all the odds and now aspires to live cancer free after pioneering treatment started to work.

Chris travels to India every three weeks to receive his treatment after he'd exhausted all NHS options.

"I've now had 27 trips and I've had more regression. Almost 2 years on from my incurable diagnosis, I've gone from having 7 tumours to just 2 areas of suspicion.

"I think I'm well on my way to living a cancer free life in the future."

To keep Chris' treatment journey going he needs to raise more funds to continue his trips to India. 

This year the 23-year-old is holding his second Chris Vs Cancer Masquerade Ball at Liverpool's Titanic Hotel on Saturday, September 28.

"I don't think I knew in November last year when we had the first Masquerade Ball whether I would still be here.

"I think it's good and well that I've been able to go for this treatment, but I still accept the risks that come with my diagnosis.

"I still have treat every event as though it's my last."

This year the theme of the Chris Vs Cancer Masquerade Ball is 'Cirque Du Soleil'. There will be red carpet photographs and a drinks reception, a three course dinner, live entertainment from dance troupe MD Productions, singer Olivia Parr and a live band, Q&A with Chris and a live auction.

Tickets are priced at £65 per person/ £650 per table of ten.

To book tickets, email events@chriscarberry.co.uk or visit Chris' website.

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