Mai Home Run sat down to have a korero with 22-year-old fighter Ivy-Rose to chat about her own journey with cancer.
In 2020 when 'the world was already in a bit of a mess'' because of Covid, Ivy was diagnosed with a rare form of sacroma. There was a tumour in her left thigh muscle, for which she had to undergo a massive surgery to remove it
The scar took around 8 months to heal which resulted in a loss of mobility in the left leg. .She has undergone multiple different type of chemotherapy treatments.
She's currently continuing her studies at University of Auckland and is almost done with her degree.
Ivy joined Canteen right after she got diagnosed in 2020 and she's really grateful to Canteen for all their support the past years.
Watch the video above to learn about her current battle with cancer.
If you know anyone aged 13-24 battling cancer, Canteen is there to help navigate through all the tough stuff to come out stronger on the other side.
They run peer events where one gets to connect with other rangatahi who understand what they are going through. They also provide a wide range of free support services as they battle cancer.
Canteen is a community led by rangatahi for rangatahi.
Check out canteen.org.nz for more info, or give them a call at 0800 Canteen to get in touch.