Supporting Mental Health and Well-being

April 2019 – Kian Saville – Para Olympian – Emotional Well Being Champion

Kian Saville

Kian Saville

Emotional Well Being Champion

At the young age of 18, Kian Saville has had an incredibly challenging start to life.  8 years ago, investigations began into why he had started fitting; what they discovered was life-changing.  He was diagnosed with brain tumour and Neurofibromatosis Type 2, a genetic condition that causes tumours to grow along the nerves.  In Kian’s case, he had tumours on his eye nerves, ears and spinal cord and is blind in one eye.

Kian has undergone surgery to remove the brain tumour and is still undergoing regular chemotherapy. Coping with all of this has undoubtedly required incredible strength and bravery and he hasn’t allowed these huge hurdles to get in his way. Impressively, he represents Great Britain and the East Midlands Region in the Para-International Championships and World Para-Series and is an ambassador for Birmingham’s Children Hospital where he gives talks about his life experience and his dream is to continue growing his public speaking role

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