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Brave Stynes is battling on in harrowing show

A BRAVE Jim Stynes made an appearance on last night's Australian Footy Show to announce details of a documentary which chronicles his fight against cancer and will be aired for the first time in his home state of Victoria on Sunday night.

The documentary, Every Heart Beats True, is said to be harrowing at times as Stynes tells of how he was told he had just nine months to live and goes through months of treatment.

The former Dublin minor footballer is reported to be shown in the broadcast drinking his own urine in an attempt to boost his immune system. The Melbourne Demons president has used alternative medicine as well as traditional in an attempt to ward off his illness.

The Footy Show also announced that one of the show's biggest stars, Shane Crawford, a former Australian International Rules captain, would be supporting his 800km walk from Adelaide to Melbourne to raise awareness and funds for the Breast Cancer Network Australia.

Stynes tweeted his delight at the Footy Show's support of him and cancer charity on his account. Ten days ago he alerted his many followers and supporters also through Twitter that he had changed his treatment: "5weeks since new treatment, ceased steroids, been tough. just getting used 2new protocol. Paul back from LA to finish doco-very exciting."

Stynes has been keeping his fans informed of his progress through the Twitter account which he set up after going public with his battle last year.