A former Metropolitan Police Crime Scene Examiner has been living the dream, after beating cancer not once, but twice.
Grieg Trout, 34, set up a website called 101 Things to Do When You Survive as one the survivors behind Cancer Research UK’s Every Moment Counts campaign.
The campaign highlights the special moments of those who have encountered the disease.
Grieg's first encounter with cancer was aged seven when he was treated for a stage 4 Wilms tumour. He underwent chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a nephrectomy – his right kidney was removed.
After lengthy treatment he thought he had beaten the disease. But 23 years later, it came back to haunt him. He was diagnosed with Dukes B bowel cancer and in 2010 and underwent a colonectomy and further chemotherapy. He said:
Grieg spent three months working with a remote community in Nicaragua, climbed a volcano in Costa Rica and gone nature-watching on the Galapagos Islands.
Among the other adventures on his list are:
- Learning to tango in Argentina.
- Standing at the foot of Angel Falls in Venezuela
- Kayaking on the Amazon
- Singing Flower of Scotland on stage at the Sydney Opera House
- Having an entire 24 hours when he doesn't think about cancer.
Greig talks about his scars from years of medical treatment:
Adventurer Bear Grylls has himself been inspired by Greig’s mission. He said:
Lynn Daly, spokeswoman for Cancer Research UK, said:
To follow Greig’s adventure and be inspired by it, visit: When You Survive