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A leap of faith in the battle with cancer

Stephen Crozier (right) gets ready to make his bungee jump and raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK.

Stephen Crozier (right) gets ready to make his bungee jump and raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK.

A New Stevenston man currently battling prostate cancer has jumped off a bridge to raise awareness of the disease.

Stephen Crozier was undergoing a bladder operation last year when doctors found the cancer.

It came as something of a shock for the superfit 52-year-old former military man.

Stephen, who is now a social worker for disadvantaged youngsters, said: “I was in the Royal Navy for years and always kept myself really fit.

“You try to do everything you can to stay healthy and then at a relatively young age you get cancer which comes as a bit of a shock.”

Stephen is ‘intermediate risk’ and undergoing treatment at Monklands Hospital and the Beatson in Glasgow.

He also attends the weekly prostate cancer group at Maggie’s Lanarkshire.

He said: “I am hopeful they caught it early enough that I can make a full recovery.

“It has been very useful attending the group at Maggie’s as it has allowed me to talk to other men who have either gone through or are going through the same thing.

To raise funds for the charity Prostate Cancer UK , Stephen and his friend Stevie Guthrie from Motherwell took part in a bungee jump in Killiecrankie near Perth.

So far he has raised £1,100 and hopes that will rise to £1,500 with a charity night in the Red Lion, Mossend, on Wednesday, April 16, also planned.

Stephen said: “£1,500 pays for the treatment of three people so I’d love to be able to help them fight this terrible disease and would like to thank everyone for their generosity.”

 

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