The former Hull and Wakefield rugby star Steve Prescott has been told by doctors he'll never be able to eat or drink again. The 39-year-old's been battling a rare form of stomach cancer for the last seven years. He's set up his own foundation - raising money to try and find a cure.
Sheffield Eagles founder Mark Aston has become the 30th recipient of the Rugby League Writers' Association merit award for services to rugby league. Aston, who is chief executive and coach of the team was presented with his award in Warrington by Steve Prescott.
Steve Prescott has been released from hospital after his admission on Monday. The former rugby league player was taken to hospital complaining of severe stomach pains following his completion of the 48 hour Race to the Grand Final charity challenge.
Doctors performed a number of tests and established that the challenge had left Steve significantly drained and considerably lacking in natural fuels and fluids causing his bowel to stop functioning properly. However, he has responded well to treatment and will now return home to recuperate.
He is already planning his next challenge to raise money for the Steve Prescott Foundation. Steve, who was diagnosed with a rare form of abdominal cancer in 2006, will meet with his specialist in a few weeks and may have to undertake a course of proactive chemotherapy.
I would like to thank everyone for their support and messages over the past few days, it really does mean a lot and I am very grateful. These events give me focus and the fitness helps with my condition. I am looking forward to getting back in the gym, but I will have a couple of days’ rest! What I have been through this week is not a first for me. It is something which happens and I have learnt to deal with over the past few years as part of my illness.
Most people only see me when I am doing well, but unfortunately, I still have remaining disease which presents hurdles which I have to overcome. This was just one of them. It is unfortunate that it has happened so soon after the event, causing it to be highlighted, but I suppose this is the reality of living with cancer. I will stay positive and I'm sure I will come back stronger"
Former rugby league player Steve Prescott, MBE, has been admitted to hospital after taking part in The Race to the Grand Final. He had to swim, run, cycle and canoe from Hull to Manchester, but it left him with severe stomach pains.
Prescott is being treated for a malfunctioning bowel and is said to be responding well to treatment. He will remain in hospital, under medical observation, for the next day or so.
Former Hull FC star Steve Prescott completes his latest charity endurance challenge, as he canoes to Old Trafford in Manchester. The Rugby League legend is delivering the match ball to the Super League Grand Final having already swam and cycled from Hull to Liverpool.
What makes his challenge so remarkable is that Steve suffers from a rare stomach cancer.
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Steve Prescott is running a half marathon between Liverpool and Runcorn - on day two of his latest charity challenge. The former Hull and Wakefield rugby league star, diagnosed with stomach cancer six years ago, is running, swimming and cycling all the way from Hull to Manchester.
It all ends at the Superleague grand final at Old Trafford tomorrow but it started in Humberside, as Matt Price reports.
Former Hull and Wakfield rugby league star, Steve Prescott, who has defied the odds and continues to battle with stomach cancer six YEARS after his diagnosis, is preparing to take on his latest fundraising challenge which will see him swim, run,
cycle and canoe from Hull to Manchester. Matt Price caught up with him.
Former Hull and Wakfield rugby league star, Steve Prescott is preparing taking on his latest fundraising challenge. He has defied the odds and continues to battle with stomach cancer six years after his diagnosis.
Today he starts a new charity fundraiser which will see him swim, run, cycle and canoe from Hull to Manchester