A YOUNG Mentone athlete living with cancer is aiming to compete at an athletics meet in Brisbane next month.
15-year-old Liam Costello was diagnosed with brain cancer at age two. He has spent 12 years in remission, but his cancer recently returned. The cancer left him with an acquired brain injury.
Despite Costello’s health setbacks, he can’t be stopped from competing in athletics events. He competes for Mentone Athletics and is expected to take part as a para athlete in the shotput, long jump, discus, 100m, and 200m events at the national meet in Brisbane.
Liam’s mother Sharon Costello said, “his focus of the meet in Brisbane is to get more personal bests, regardless of where he comes in the competition.”
Liam Costello’s family has organised a fundraiser to help pay for his trip to the Queensland event.