Manukau Courier : January 28th 2011
5 MANUKAU COURIER, JANUARY 28, 2011 NEWS All courses are subject to student numbers and confirmation. Every effort has been made to ensure that the content of this advert is correct at the time of print. M M S 1 G ES E , M GE E. h (09) 2 6 902 FOR 2011! CERT F CATE N BUS NESS ADM N STRAT ON AND COMPUT NG // LEVEL 2 CERT F CATE N COMPUT NG // LEVEL 2 CERT F CATE N COMPUT NG // LEVEL CERT F CATE N COMPUT NG // LEVEL 2, CERT F CATE N COMPUT NG // LEVEL 4 CERT F CATE N F RST STEPS TO BUS NESS // LEVEL 2 CERT F CATE N MONEY MANAGEMENT // LEVEL CERT F CATE N SMALL BUS NESS MANAGEMENT // LEVEL 4 CERT F CATE N APPL ED SMALL BUS NESS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT // LEVEL CERT F CATE N T KANGA MĀOR // LEVEL CERT F CATE N T KANGA MARAE // LEVEL 4 CERT F CATE N SPORTS, F TNESS AND HEALTH // LEVEL 2 CERT F CATE N APPL ED SPORTS LEADERSH P // LEVEL 4 CERT F CATE N HEALTH AND F TNESS LEADERSH P // LEVEL 4 TO PAEMATUA RARANGA LEVEL 4, , 6 TO PAEMATUA WHAKA RO LEVEL 4, 0 00 n L.TAM008 Jessica rides for CanTeen By MELISSA KINEALY Ride of her life: Jessica Hamilton from Manurewa is riding in a bike challenge to help with her rehabilitation after cancer. Photo: MELISSA KINEALY ' It's cool because I have never done something like this before. ' Jessica Hamilton Nothing can stop teen- ager Jessica Hamilton when it comes to getting strong after cancer. Now I can finally walk again it's just about getting my strength back.'' The 17-year-old Manu- rewa High School stu- dent is recovering from a rare form of bone cancer and to celebrate she's riding her bike. But it's not just any old ride -- she's part of a team of eight CanTeen rehabilitation patients competing in tomorrow's 165km Taranaki Cycle Challenge. Jessica's cancer was discovered in 2009 after she suffered knee pain every time she played volleyball. A biopsy of the lump found by her knee was sent to Boston at the start of 2010 for a second opinion. Back came the diagnosis of a rare bone cancer called adamantin- oma. It was a bit weird'' being told she had can- cer, Jessica says. Last June she had sur- gery to cut out bone affected by the tumour and place donor bone just below her knee. Two extra lumps found dur- ing the operation were also removed. Jessica says she's grateful to her friends and family for their sup- port during what was a tough time. And she's thankful she didn't have to have chemotherapy or radi- ation. Neither is effective on that form of cancer. While she still can't do contact sports and needs to be monitored with MRI scans and x-rays, last month she came off crutches after seven months. And lately she's been in training sessions three days a week -- including spin classes -- as part of the CanTeen team's preparation for the Taranaki event. All of the team have recently finished or are still undergoing cancer treatment. The rehabilitation therapy helps individ- uals regain strength, increase fitness levels and beat fatigue, Jessica says. It's cool because I have never done some- thing like this before.'' Tomorrow's event will see teams covering 165km and passing through 12 Taranaki townships. Leading the crew is CanTeen Auckland pa- tient support co- ordinator Steve Cribb and Auckland Hospital adolescent oncology nurse Heidi Watson who'll be riding along- side the kids. They will cycle as much of the course as possible and tag team'' with each other. A sup- port vehicle alongside them will carry fellow team members. Go to www.canfans.org. nz/cause/doitriders to help with the team's fundraising efforts.
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