Young cancer battler enjoys ‘best day ever’

Harrison Ledsham with Saints players
Harrison Ledsham with Saints players
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Brave cancer battler Harrison Ledsham was visited by a string of Saints stars - and described it as his “best day ever”.

The Legh Vale Primary School pupil was diagnosed with an osteosarcoma tumour above his left knee just weeks after doctors had put the discomfort he was experiencing down to growing pains.

His little sister, Abigail, lost her brave battle with Sandhoff’s Disease - a degenerative condition - in October 2008, just days before her second birthday.

Among the Saints stars to pay the 11-year-old a special visit were James Roby, Jon Wilkin, Sia Soliola, Gary Wheeler, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook and Josh Jones.

Harrison’s grandfather, Dave, said: “I would like to say a massive ‘thank you’ to all the Saints team who came out to visit Harrison. It made a big difference to him and the family.

“The players spent more than an hour there. We’d like to say a massive ‘thank you’ to Nathan Brown and Steve Ganson who organised it.”

Once the initial 10 weeks of chemo are up, Harrison, who plays junior rugby for Blackbrook, will undergo an operation to remove the tumour before further chemo.