Cancer survivor Michael Crossland.
Cancer survivor Michael Crossland.

Cancer survivor encourages fundraiser

MICHAEL Crossland is lucky to be alive. When he was 11 months old he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer – neuroblastoma.

With tumours spreading through his body, he was given a less than a 10% chance of surviving.

Michael's story of survival has seen him reach great success as an international inspirational speaker. He is also a strong supporter of the Cancer Council Mid North Coast.

“Without the financial and emotional support of the Cancer Council I would not be here today,” Michael said. “I hope that sharing my story will make Daffodil Day even more meaningful and successful, encouraging more members of the community to get behind this event.”

The Cancer Council's biggest annual fundraiser, Daffodil Day, is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Friday, August 26.

To mark the milestone, the Coffs Coast Advocate is profiling the experiences of 25 locals who have met the challenge of cancer head on and who are calling for your support on Daffodil Day.