Introducing the face of Footy Colours Day 2017, Luca!
Luca, now 10, was a typical six-year-old boy in 2013 when he began to complain of a sore knee.
Following scans, he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, an aggressive type of bone cancer. The only way to save his life was to amputate his right leg.
During treatment and recovery, Luca was involved in Fight Cancer Foundation’s education support program. The program helped him stay connected with his school and at the same educational level as his classmates.
Luca loves footy, gives everything his all, and doesn’t see himself as having a disability. He really is a champion.
Recently, Collingwood Football Club star and Footy Colours Day Ambassador Adam Treloar made a surprise visit to Luca's school footy team (pictures below).
Adam held a special Q&A session with the school football team, which Luca is a part of. Luca and Adam got along so well that Luca almost switched from his beloved Richmond Tigers to the Magpies!
Register here to Show Your True Colours this September and help kids like Luca continue with their education while they receive treatment for cancer.