One in a Million: My StoryIn 2006 ex St Helens, Hull and Wakefield rugby league full back Steve Prescott was diagnosed with cancer and given months to live. One in a Million is his story from a top level rugby league player, to a harrowing tale of battling cancer. Amongst this, Steve undertook a series of phenomenal challenges and raised half a million pounds for charity.
by Steve Prescott, MBE
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In September 2006 former St Helens, Hull, Wakefield, Great Britain and Ireland rugby league full back Steve Prescott was diagnosed with cancer and given months to live. Further examinations revealed that Steve had the rare form of the disease - pseudomyxoma peritonei. It was news that would have crushed many a person but iron-willed Steve fought it with every fibre of his being and in doing so inspired the rugby league community and beyond. In 2007 he established the Steve Prescott Foundation and undertook a series of phenomenal challenges, backed by the mantra of 'what the mind believes the body achieves'. In doing so he motivated thousands to get active and so helped raise half a million pounds in funds for two charities close to his heart - The Christie Hospital and Try Assist. Nor did he and his wife Linzi ever give up on finding a cure for his terminal condition, culminating in a ground-breaking operation in Oxford's eminent Churchill Hospital. Steve wanted the world to know his story and began writing his autobiography with the help of journalist Mike Critchley in 2007 and it was completed shortly before his passing in November 2013. Linzi takes up the story for an incredible moving closing two chapters. One In A Million is the story of Steve's life, moving from being a colourful one, full of life as a top level rugby league player, to a heart-rending tale of battling cancer.
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