A 19-year-old cancer survivor is longboarding across Canada to raise money for children suffering from the disease.
Brandon Harrison is taking the 7,000 kilometre trip with his father, Michael Floyd. The duo left St. John's, N.L. on May 14 and are hoping to reach their final destination in Vancouver, B.C. in 137 days from now.
They two arived in Regina on Wednesday afternoon.
"Decided it was time to give back to the world, and do something, and live a little life," said Harrison. "I'm very grateful to still be here today and so I've decided to make every moment count."
When Harrison was two-and-a-half, doctors found a fist-sized tumour attached to his spine located between his heart and lung. Given his age, the size of the tumour and the stage it had developed to, he was given a 25 per cent chance of survival.
Surgeons were able to removed the tumour successfully and after five years Harrison learned the tumour was not going to return.
"If you trust, and know that you're going to win, that's your best of winning," said Floyd. "If you've got purpose in life, that's your best chance of living. It taught us to go through life like that, so we apply it to everything we do now."
The men are hoping to reach Vancouver on Sept. 28.