Alumna’s online cancer battle

Eleri Reece-Jones, (OKS 2017), from Rhuallt in Denbighshire, was diagnosed last month with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and decided to share her story on the TikTok social media platform and has since been watched hundreds of thousands of times.

She said the response has been “really overwhelming”. Eleri, whose brother Owen is in Upper Sixth, has since been interviewed on by various media outlets, including the BBC.

The Cardiff University medical school student, currently completing a sports science degree at Bangor University, has been using the social media platform to share her cancer journey and raise the issue of access to GP surgeries in the pandemic, and has now had 4.5 million views, 700k likes and has 40.5k followers

King’s wishes Eleri all the very best for a speedy recovery. 

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