The day before Collingwood’s qualifying final, our Footy Colours Day champion Dzan was beaming as he shared the news that he was now 2-years cancer-free with his favourite player, and fellow ambassador, Adam Treloar.
The Magpies superstar set aside some time to have a kick of the footy with his biggest fan and was thrilled to learn of his news.
Speaking to 7NEWS, Adam says that it didn’t matter that he had a game the next day or if he was playing a grand final; he was just thankful that he could have a little kick of the footy with Dzan.
When Dzan was just eight-years-old he was diagnosed with the rarest form of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
Initially Dzan’s leukemia was resistant to chemotherapy and consequently Dzan was elevated to high risk with his only hope of beating cancer a bone marrow transplant.
It was during Dzan’s lengthy stay in hospital that he experienced our education support program first hand. Maja, Dzan’s mum, says “(the program) was the best as it occupied his mind”.
Despite missing all of grade three due to his treatment and recovery, Dzan was able to move up a grade with his peers, thanks to the education support he received during his treatment.
Adam encourages the public to get behind Footy Colours Day and donate as much as they can to help kids going through the same experiences as Dzan did two years ago.
Thank you to Footy Colours Day ambassador Adam Treloar for helping us give Dzan an extraordinary day.