3 Mar 2019

Josh Komen: His race to stay alive

From Sunday Morning, 10:04 am on 3 March 2019
Josh Komen

Josh Komen Photo: supplied

Greymouth-born and bred former athlete Josh Komen was on the verge of representing New Zealand at the next Commonwealth Games when he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia at 23-years-old. Having hit rock bottom and thought about the prospect of taking his own life, he found the inner strength to battle the illness and find out what he has got, rather than what he hasn't. Now aged 31, he sits down with Jim to discuss his new biography, The Wind at My Back, and why he is trying to be the best person he can be every day.