In 2009, 17-year-old Stephanie Knight, now 20, was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer, which confined her to a wheelchair and put her through a year of intensive chemotherapy.
Two weeks ago Miss Knight, who works at Steeple Morden Pre-school, near Royston, was given the devastating news the cancer had returned to her pelvis and she found herself back at Addenbrooke’s.
However she is determined to keep promoting the Royston in Blue 5km run happening at the end of the month and raise as much money as she can for the Teenage Cancer Trust, which has helped her and her family over the last few years.
Her mum, Cindy, said: “Once again Stephanie is confined to a wheelchair and in a great deal of pain 24 hours a day, but she is determined to continue her fundraising from her bed.
“This is a very worrying time for us all and Stephanie has already lost three of her friends to cancer over the last year and has always said how lucky she is to be here.
“With having chemo at the moment her morale is up and down, but she is keeping focused on what she enjoys – working with the Teenage Cancer Trust.”
Stephanie and her mum, of Uplands, Braughing, became members of the Royston in Blue Committee last year because they wanted to raise money for young cancer patients like Stephanie.
Cindy added: “Steph will definitely make it to the Royston in Blue event, she has said there is no way she is going to miss it.
“She also has her sister Cheryl’s wedding at the end of the month, where she is a bridesmaid and we are hoping she can be on crutches by then.”
The family race will take place at 11am on Sunday, June 24, at Royston Heath.