15 year old cancer survivor join captains for toss – Thanks to Irish telecoms giant
The two captains for the opening Digicel Test match, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Ricky Ponting, were joined by a very special guest at the toss at Sabina Park. Josan Sutherland, a 15 year old cancer survivor from Portmore in Jamaica presented the coin for the toss to home captain Sarwan.
Josan, who attends St Andrew High School for Girls, also sadly lost one of her legs as a result of which she was diagnosed with when she had just turned a teenager. Her cancer is in a state of remission after several difficult years of chemotherapy and other traumatic treatment.
The inspirational young lady, who was attending her first cricket match compliments of Digicel, is now sitting exams at the fourth form level with the hope of progressing to fifth form and finishing high school. She is also the reigning beauty queen at her high school despite being a below the knee amputee.
At age thirteen, after her leg was amputated, Josan had to learn to walk all over again given her new condition.
The extraordinary young lady who says that her favourite cricketer is Shiv Chanderpaul, is also peer counsellor.