Molly Croft has never been one to sit around and feel sorry for herself.
Thanks to a Dare to Dream Scholarship, the 15-year-old is starting a podcast to help others whose lives have been impacted by cancer.
At 12-years-old Molly was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. She lost most of the bone in her right leg to the cancer and although she was unable to play all the sport she used to, she turned to coaching.
"My diagnosis, the treatment and operations that have since followed changed who I was forever. I was no longer that sporty girl. But you know what? I am one of the lucky ones, I am still here, and I will forever be grateful for that," Molly said.
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The Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream Scholarship was established to inspire young people whose physical or mental health has been affected by cancer, to achieve their goals and ambitions.
The scholarship, funded by Coles, can be put towards education or life goals.
"It is my passion to be a voice for those who aren't able to use their own, for those who are still fighting and those not yet diagnosed," Molly said.
"I want to continue to raise awareness and start my own podcast where people can call in and I can chat to them about how their disability and diagnosis has changed them.
"Sure some days are tough, some days are tougher. I now live with a disability - an internal prosthetic leg - and can't do lots of what I use to, but I prefer to look for the rainbow in each day."
Since her diagnosis, Molly has been highly active in charity work. Earlier in the year was named as The One to Watch at the NSW Women of the Year Awards.
Molly's former representative netball coach Karen Granger is full of praise for the teenager.
"Molly's dream of recording her own podcast is something that has been in the pipeline for a while. She believes it will connect children and young adults who have cancer in a way never previously done. And if Molly says she can do it, then I am 100 per cent sure she will," she said.
Ms Granger said Molly was an amazing girl even before her diagnosis.
"The way she handled being told she not only had high grade metastasised cancer, but that she was also never going to be able to play her beloved basketball and netball ever again, showed us what courage and strength really was," she said.
Coles general manager corporate affairs Sally Fielke said the Dare to Dream Scholarship program was one of the many ways Coles, together with Redkite, was supporting children and families affected by childhood cancer.
Redkite chief executive officer Monique Keighery thanked the Coles team members and customers for investing in the future and aspirations of these young people.
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