A TEENAGER who lost part of a leg to cancer is preparing to take on one of Europe’s biggest fun runs with the use of a prosthetic blade.

Kieran Maxwell, 15, from Heighington, near Darlington, will take part in the Children’s Cancer Run at Newcastle Racecourse on Sunday, May 11.

He will tackle the ‘mini-run’ beginning at the final mile of the five-mile route, to help fund vital research into his illness.

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Kieran had his left leg amputated at the knee after being diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in 2010.

He has also had surgery to remove a tumor from his lung as well as further treatments.

In March this year, scans showed he was officially in remission.

His mother, Nicola, is grateful for the support that sporting events and the prosthetic blade can give her son, keeping him fit and his interest in sport active.

Kieran said: “I’m taking part in the Children’s Cancer Run to help to raise money for this research, and hopefully if people know my story they’ll want to take part too.”

The Children’s Cancer Run has raised more than £6.5m to date for research carried out in the Northern Institute of Cancer Research in Newcastle.

Entry costs £12, or £6 for under-sevens.

For more information, or to book, visit childrenscancerrun.co.uk or email childrenscancerrun@ncl.ac.uk