My name is Joe Thompson, I am a 24 year old professional footballer playing for Tranmere Rovers FC. After suffering for several weeks from increased fatigue and illness. I underwent numerous medical tests and on the 22nd October 2013, I was diagnosed with Nodular Sclerosing Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer.
The #grow4joe challenge was started by my current teammate Max Power who decided that starting January 1 2014 he was going to grow his hair for the next 12 months. His way of showing me moral support with my journey to fight against cancer and get back on the football pitch. So I’m urging teammates, ex teammates, footballers, sporting professionals, fans and all of you wonderful people to join in and grow your hair until the end of the football season, 2nd May 2014 which is also around the same time that I am due to finish my chemotherapy to help raise money for charity.