Comment: Harrison’s bravery inspires

Brave Harrison Ledsham, 11, from Haydock, has started secondary school, against all odds after having his leg amputated, he is still battling cancer and undergoing chemotherapy - pictured with his grandad Bill Richardson, who will be doing a sponsored skydive to raise funds and awareness of the CHICS, Children with Cancer, charity

Brave Harrison Ledsham, 11, from Haydock, has started secondary school, against all odds after having his leg amputated, he is still battling cancer and undergoing chemotherapy - pictured with his grandad Bill Richardson, who will be doing a sponsored skydive to raise funds and awareness of the CHICS, Children with Cancer, charity

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Young Harrison Ledsham’s bravery seems to know no bounds.

Many youngsters would want to take a day off school if they woke up with a sniffle, but Harrison was determined to hear the first bell of senior school despite having his leg amputated over the summer.

He got up from his bed at Alder Hey Hospital and travelled all the way from Liverpool to Haydock to make sure he spent the first morning of his spell at senior school in the classroom.

The 11-year-old’s battle with osteosarcoma - a form of bone cancer - is far from over.

He is set to start yet another course of draining chemotherapy today (Wednesday).

But his battle will no doubt have already inspired countless people - not to mention the string of Saints rugby stars who visited him at his Haydock home earlier this year.

After losing his little sister, Abigail, to one of the world’s rarest diseases just days before she was due to turn two, Harrison doubly deserves to win his battle for life.

Harrison’s family, who have already had to withstand the agony of losing Abigail, also deserve better.

He’s come this far though, and his mum, Karen, describes him as a tough lad, so we’re sure his courage and positivity will stand him in good stead.