Fire commander from Bromsgrove battling cancer and PTSD heading to Brecon Beacons for fund-raiser - The Bromsgrove Standard

Fire commander from Bromsgrove battling cancer and PTSD heading to Brecon Beacons for fund-raiser

A FIREFIGHTER is battling cancer and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will be helping friends and colleagues undertake a gruelling ten peaks challenge in the Brecon Beacons next month.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service Group Commander Stu Crebbin, who is from Bromsgrove, will be part of the fund-raiser for the hard-pressed Fire Fighters Charity.

Stu will be receiving support from the charity after a cancer diagnosis earlier in the year.

The 45-year-old said: “I’m due to go to the charity’s Harcombe House for some rehabilitation as soon as the Coronavirus restrictions allow.”

He began to feel ill in January and was diagnosed with PTSD.

He was then told in April he had stage four colon cancer which had spread to my liver and lungs and is currently undergoing chemotherapy and immunotherapy.

“Although I’ve got a long way to go I’m pleased to say that I’m responding well to the initial treatment! So much so that I’m feeling really positive about my future.

“Living with PTSD and cancer has had a devastating effect on me but I’m staying positive with the help of loved ones, friends, colleagues and the charity.”

The challenge on August 10 will see him support the team at checkpoints and ferry equipment to them as they cover 89km and ascend 4,800 metres to climb ten peaks over a 24-hour period.

Visit to boost Stu’s fund the Fire Fighters Charity.

“This is a fantastic charity which is helping me and many others get through some extremely difficult times,” he added.


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