SEARCH as hard as you want but you'll struggle to find someone tougher and more courageous than Shoalhaven Heads' Jye Bull.
Over the past three years, the Bomaderry High School alumnus has been to hell and back.
He was first diagnosed with stage four testicular cancer on June 20, 2016.
"At first I didn't notice I was losing weight or having mode swings until it was too late - I thought it was all to do with my bad cough at the time," Bull, who was just 23, said.
"When they diagnosed me I was in shock, as at that stage I'd never heard of the disease."
Doctors soon found the cancer had spread to Bull's heart, lungs, liver and right kidney.
"It took a bigger toll mentally on the people around me because it felt like I was almost in a dream," he said.
"I tried to stay as positive as possible and just tackled everything that got thrown at me."
The original course of action for Bull was to have surgery to remove his right testicle, before starting chemotherapy.
"The treatment was scary and took a while to sink in exactly what was going on," he said.
"The doctors gave me numerous pain killers and put a chest port in just below my collar bone - as well as other drips and arterial lines for regular blood collection.
"After a while, everyone stopped visiting and the pain killers wore off, which is when it hits you that this is real.
"Being stuck in ICU (Intensive Care Unit) is very intimidating, when you combine all those monitors hooked up to you, while still have fresh surgical wounds that you must deal with before ultimately adding chemotherapy into the mix."
This initial course of action lasted one month before the former Berry-Shoalhaven Heads Magpie was moved in the cancer ward.
"I had mixed emotions about moving into the cancer ward," he said.
"It was good to have all the monitors and blood collection drips removed but I was in an environment surrounded by others struggling and as a young person, it really got me down.
"But I knew I had too much to live for and I had to get through it."
After 12 rounds of chemotherapy, which involved 10 days on and four days off for six months, Bull still had a battle on his hands.
"During this time, I had to have three blood transfusions because my levels were getting low causing me to have dizzy spells," he said.
"I also had two more surgeries, one on my liver and my lung, as there were still traces of tumours in both."
In between these two surgeries, Bull got married to Talarah - who is part of both the Kiama Knights Rugby League Football Club and Shellharbour City Suns Australian Football Club.
"Talarah and I first got engaged before I got sick and weren't going to let this curveball get in the way of our wedding," he said.
"Admittedly, we didn't have long to plan it because I had a meeting at Chris O'Brian Lifehouse and they said my tumour markers were really good, so I rang Talarah and said let's plan the wedding."
Having already picked a date, Talarah and her friend Teagan Zugnoni, the creator of Lux and Gather, set out to plan this wedding.
"During this time, I had another doctors appointment and I was told the bad news I would have to have the surgery on my lung very soon," he said.
"This meant that I had my wedding and one week later, I was back under the knife for the surgery on my lung."
As tough as this all has been, Bull knows he wouldn't be here today if not for the support of his loving wife Talarah.
"I have been asked a few times how did I get through the tough times and the obvious things are family and friends," he said.
"In particular, Talarah has been there through the good and bad times and plenty of mood swings but that just says what kind of person she is and that's why I'm lucky to call her my wife.
"She would keep me sane when I was having a bad day and make sure I was taking my medication even when I didn't want to.
"Despite all this, she was only 21-years-old which is a massive burden for someone her age to have but she took it like a champion."
As crucial as Talarah was in his recovery, so was his family.
"My two brothers Damien and Nathan were always there for me - that's just a brothers' bond," he said.
"It was important for me to remain strong, to show them that I was always fighting - they also made me laugh from time to time, which was important."
Bull's now parents-in-law Catherine and Jim, as well as their children James, BJ, Cailah, Dolly and Lectica, helped with the couple's mental state during this time, while also providing endless coffees and teas at the dining table.
Similarly, Bull's father Darrin set up a granny-flat for the couple to have 'normality' in their lives, while not having to worry about paying for rent during this period.
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Others to be there every step of the journey for Bull were Harry Strong, Chris Mann, Scott Bowley, Matt White, Blake Dryden and the whole Magpies club.
"I wouldn't have been able to get married without the [Magpies] football club - they bent over backwards for me in my time of need," he said.
"I really was overwhelmed by the support from the club and the community.
"It just reminded me this small footy club is made up of champion people, who would give you the shirt off their backs if it meant helping you out.
"The way they were able to pull together in such a short space of time to organise a charity night on my behalf is something I will never forget.
"I couldn't recommend the club enough to parents thinking about letting their children play footy.
"Berry is more than just a rugby league club, it is a brotherhood you have for life."
Bull, now 26, has been in remission for more than 12 months.
"Being in remission is a massive relief but it [cancer] is always in the back of your mind, but you learn to deal with the thoughts," he said.
Bull has this season returned to rugby league, by coaching his brother-in-law at the Stingrays of Shellharbour - which he is loving.
"Now I'm just trying to enjoy life - nothing too exciting," he said.
"Having gone through what I went through I have a different appreciation on life.
"For anyone out there going through a tough time, remember to not push your loved ones away and try to as positive as you can - it's okay to not be okay."