Meet our sponsored shooters Cameron Radigan & Lucy Coutts
Cameron is currently training for the U21 Scottish Outdoor Championships and for selection for the Scottish Junior National Indoor Team 2018.
Please review his training blog for further details.
Cameron Radigan I am a 17 year old engineering apprentice. When I was 2 I was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in my left calf muscle, my surgeon managed to remove the tumour and leave me with the ability to walk. Due to the type of cancer I was given a 10% survival rate as the chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment was so intense. And even after that I was only expected to remain in remission for a maximum of 5 years, with a terminal tumour forming in my chest during that time. As this has not happened I am reviewed annually by the medical board at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow.
Over the years the treatment took its toll on my leg and when I was 13 I was solely reliant on a wheelchair. I requested that the NHS amputate my leg so I could have the same freedom of movement I had enjoyed previously. I took 3 years of meetings to convince them that this was in my best interests. My lower left leg was amputated on the 26th June 2018.
Eleven days later I competed for Scotland in the Junior Outdoor Championships in Shropshire. It would be very easy for me to take all the support I have been given for granted. Every athlete loves to be congratulated when they are winning. But it has been the messages of support from family, friends, sponsors and strangers that have kept me going through some dark days. When enough people believe you can do the impossible, you start to believe you can do the impossible too.
I am currently:
The British Men's Para Open Recurve Champion 2019
The Recurve Cadet Youth Commonwealth Champion 2019
An international Recurve Cadet Team Champion 2019
The Scottish Junior indoor Recurve Champion 2018
The Scottish Junior outdoor disabled Champion 2018
I am currently rank 1st Junior Recurve in Scotland 2019 I have obtained the Scottish record for the Junior Recurve Albion event as well as the Scottish record to the Junior Recurve double 720 event.
Future Events I am attending: October 20th 2019, Scottish Junior indoor championships, Montrose November 30th 2019, British Junior indoor championships, Coventry December 1st 2019, British Senior indoor championships, Coventry
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