A BOY who has fought cancer is preparing to start at high school today.
Connah Broom, 11, from Gronant, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma seven years ago and at one stage had 11 tumours around his body.
Today Connah will begin at Prestatyn High School.
His grandfather, Jim, told the Leader Connah could not wait to start.
He said: “He’s really looking forward to starting school. He’ll be meeting up with all his friends and knows some other children going there he knows through football so he’ll have plenty of friends there.”
Despite only just starting secondary school, Jim added Connah had begun to plan for his future away from education.
“He’s really in to mystery dramas so he’s said he might like to work with the police in the forensic department,” he said.
“Connah’s also keen on working with the MacMillan cancer charity to help other people with cancer.”
Connah and his family have just returned from holiday and his grandfather said Connah’s condition was looking increasingly positive.
He now has just one small tumour remaining.
“Connah’s doing fine at the moment. We’re just back from our holidays and he had a great time, he was very active every day,” his grandfather said.
The remarkable youngster is also set to feature in a book about his battle against neuroblastoma, entitled The Amazing Cancer Kid.
Written by author Jonathan Chamberlain over a year long period, alongside Connah’s family, the book details Connah’s story in a positive, fun way and Jim said that Connah was really happy with how it had turned out.
He said: “We’re really excited by the book. We poured everything out to Jonathan over four days he was with us then through emails back and forth.
“We just hope it can raise awareness and show that there’s so much parents can do to help their children when they are going through chemotherapy.
“Connah likes the book; he loves the pictures and can’t wait to take it to school and show his friends.”