Former gymnast rises from brain cancer diagnosis to take part in Urban Descent

Former gymnast rises from brain cancer diagnosis to take part in Urban Descent

BEFORE being diagnosed with brain cancer in August 2013, Chloe Clements was a national gymnast and trained in five disciplines of dance.

The 17-year-old was forced to abandon her passions for two years as she received treatment for childhood brain cancer, but last year rejoined Talent Co Dance and Entertainment.

“I dropped back my training nine months before the diagnosis because of the pain,” the Woodvale Secondary College student said.

“Being a really active person, it was hard to not do anything for two years.

“Last year I properly went back to it and I’ve been taking it slowly.

“It was a reality shock for me because I wasn’t the same person I was before… I couldn’t do the same things.

“But I’m loving being back and I’ve set more goals to achieve.”

One of those goals is to abseil down the QVI building on Thursday as part of the Urban Descent QV1 Abseil to raise money for The Adventurers, which funds research into childhood brain cancer.

Chloe, who is scared of heights, said knowing she was raising money for childhood cancer research would help her get down the city building.

She will have The Adventurers chief executive Angela Skates by her side.

Donate at https://2017qv1abseil.gofundraise.com.au/page/ChloeClements.