Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Inspirational Witney teenager who underwent kidney transplant at age 12 wins three medals at European sporting championships

Joshua Norris won three medals in the European Transplant Championships last week
OXFORD MAIL | Megan Archer

HAVING required a kidney transplant at 12, it would have been very easy for Joshua Norris to let life get him down.

But seven years later, he is a returning to his home-town of Witney a champion having picked up three medals at the European Transplant Sport Championships.

The former Henry Box School pupil was born with a liver disease but last week overcame the odds to pick up gold, silver and bronze medals at the Helsinki event.

Now 19, Joshua, who lives in Deer Park, says he previously had little confidence in himself and is overwhelmed at his success.

He said: "I didn't really expect to come home with anything. It was unbelievable.

"I got to stand on the podium and hold up the Great Britain flag. My smile was beaming. Continue reading
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