Grange Sixth Form student, Cameron McGregor-Ogden, won Gold in badminton at the World Transplant Games, held in Malaga at the end of June into early July.
Cameron’s victory makes him the world champion in the 15-17 age group.
The World Transplant Games saw 2,500 transplant athletes from 52 countries, competing in 17 sports.
After being selected for a spot on the Great Britain team, Cameron, who had a bone marrow transplant in September 2014 to treat leukaemia, said: “Before I was ill I was a very keen ski racer, but after recovering from my transplant I felt I wanted to try different things, and I took up badminton. The chemotherapy, radiotherapy and transplant had left me very weak but badminton gave me an opportunity and drive to build up my strength and stamina. A year later I won a bronze medal in the British Transplant Games 2016 which earned me a place on Team GB&NI at the World Transplant Games this year. I couldn’t have achieved this without loads of help along the way – above all from my sister Holly who made this all possible by donating her bone marrow to me.”