It’s very easy to see why 16 year-old two-time cancer survivor, Jamie Harkin, has been described by many people as an “inspiration.”
Lumen Christi College lad, Jamie, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Stage 4B when he was 12-years-old and relapsed again when he was 14. To suggest that Jamie has been through a lot is most certainly an understatement.
Testament to his character and his insight into cancer diagnosis, Jamie set-up a Facebook page called ‘Jamie’s Journie’ (sic).
‘Jamie’s Journie’ is spearheaded by Jamie and any money raised is used to help children, young people and their families with cancer.
On Sunday, September 27, Jamie will host a special fashion show in Pitchers ‘Wine Bar and Restaurant.
The event, which is called ‘Best Foot Forward Fashion Extravaganza’ will see 27 children and young people model clothes from Debenhams and Pippa Boutique.
There will also be light refreshments, entertainment, a quiz and the chance to win prizes whicj include a signed T-shirt by Star Wars actor, Jeremy Bulloch, who played Bobba Fett, an Irish dancing dress from Doire Dress Designs and a VIP experience in a Ferrari.
“It’s the first time I have ever tried to organise anything like this before,” said Jamie.
“I am a little bit nervous but my nerves disappear every time I think about all of the children and young people with cancer and how this event will help them..
“I know what it feels like to be diagnosed with cancer. It’s the most awful and lonely feeling you can ever experience but with the help of my family I got through it.
“The reason I set-up ‘Jamie’s Journie’ was so that children and young people from the North West don’t have to feel alone,” he added.
The ‘Best Foot Forward Fashion Extravaganza’ will take place in Pitcher’s on Sunday, September 27 at 5:30p.m. The fashion show starts at 6p.m. and some V.I.P. guests are expected.
Tickets are available to buy at Pitchers’ Restaurant at Foyle Golf Centre and cost £10.