We were extremely fortunate enough to have Josh Komen come in and talk to the Senior students on Wednesday. Josh talked about his life from being one of the fastest runners in NZ to being diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia not once, but twice. This diagnosis took him on a 10 year battle of deep depression, an allogeneic stem cell transplant, being put into a coma, developing graft vs host disease, multiple complications, treatment overseas in Australia for 5 years, all while experiencing multiple heart attacks.
We got to hear all that he has overcome, his strong resilience to moving forward and his journey back to health and happiness.
The students and staff thoroughly enjoyed his talk and asked many great questions. A big thank you to Josh for taking time out of his day to talk to the students. We really appreciate it!
Josh will be setting an ‘unofficial New Zealand ice bath record’ on March 29th at Ranui House in Christchurch. He will be sitting in ice for over 20 minutes! It is all for a fantastic cause to raise funds for Ranui House. If you are interested in donating, you can do so here: