I am a member of the New Zealand Teenage Cancer patients society.
A couple of weeks ago we lost our Auckland president at the age of 19 to cancer, and it has been hard. Today I have just seen another member on TV telling us that he has but a few months to live. This is really hard for me, seeing people my own age dying around me, but i will keep on cycling, for that is what keeps me going. The freedom, the pain. Some people cut themselves. I just go and climb the local hills. Whenever i cycle, it is in loving memory.