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Battler Stu is having laugh back on farm.

BRAIN-TUMOUR battler Stu Ridley is cracking jokes and keeping active, just weeks after the young rugby player's family were called into hospital to say their last goodbyes.

The 25-year-old is back on the family farm at Shitlington, near Hexham, Northumberland, with 24-hour medical supervision after a three-week stint in hospital.

And Stu, who plays for Tynedale Rugby Club, is now sitting up, eating well and even taking jaunts around the farm on his mobility scooter after a week at home.

Mum Celia, said: "He went out to see the sheep for half an hour or so the other day. It's really good to have him home.

"He's still bringing a lot of humour to the job. I don't think there's been a day since he was diagnosed that he hasn't had visitors. Most of the time he's fine. When he has a headache, he just takes ordinary painkillers."

Stu, who has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour, was rushed to Newcastle's Freeman Hospital after his condition rapidly worsened last month.

The Stay Strong Stu campaign set up in his name has seen thousands of T-shirts and wristbands bought across the globe.

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jun 8, 2015
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