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'Cancer has taught me the value of time': How brain tumour diagnosis changed Belfast fitness trainer Ollie Jowett's life

A devastating brain tumour diagnosis made Belfast fitness trainer Ollie Jowett determined to make every moment count. He talks with Leona O'Neill

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Positive mindset: Ollie Jowett (24), a personal trainer who was diagnosed with terminal cancer at 21

Positive mindset: Ollie Jowett (24), a personal trainer who was diagnosed with terminal cancer at 21

Positive mindset: Ollie Jowett (24), a personal trainer who was diagnosed with terminal cancer at 21

Positive mindset: Ollie Jowett (24), a personal trainer who was diagnosed with terminal cancer at 21

Inspirational figure: Ollie Jowett working out in the gym

Inspirational figure: Ollie Jowett working out in the gym

Positive mindset: Ollie Jowett (24), a personal trainer who was diagnosed with terminal cancer at 21

An inspirational Belfast personal trainer, who was given just five years to live three years ago, says his cancer diagnosis was a blessing that made him appreciate life and realise time was precious.

Cornwall-born Ollie Jowett (24) received the devastating news he had a malignant brain tumour when he was just 21 years old.

He says that after the initial shock of his diagnosis wore off, he was left feeling grateful that five years had been mentioned instead of five weeks or five months - and he vowed to tap into the positive mindset he had been teaching his personal training clients to deal with his own situation.