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Dec 8, 2016

Max's Story

A Case Study of one of our Participants.
Category: General
Posted by: Andrew Walker

Up until 2011 Max was a very active able bodied young lad but after a visit to the opticians because he had developed a squint in one eye.  He was sent to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a brain tumour which he was operated on shortly after.  Unfortunately, they didn’t get it all the tumour out and so Max ended up having to have another two major operations.

After each operation Max suffered from different side effects, causing him to have a brain injury, leaving him with a weak right side, learning difficulties and partially sighted.

After finding cancer cells from the third operation Max was given chemo and radio therapy due to the fact that they would never be able to get all of the tumour out.

Since then Max's life changed considerably and he has had to adapt to a different way of life. However, since joining the Fly tying & Casting Club, as well as all of Angling Unlimited’s other Junior Fishing Clubs, Max has shown great enthusiasm, commitment and determination in trying out new skills in fly tying and casting.  As a result of his great positive attitude and growth in his angling skills he was recently awarded with our Trophy for the ‘Most Improved Achievement’.

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