WHEN Lorenz Dries noticed a pain in his jaw while running, little did he realise that this would lead to cancer treatment and ultimately his jaw having to be amputated. After being diagnosed with a maligned tumour in the jaw, Lorenz underwent radiotherapy but ultimately doctors told him they had to remove part of his jaw, including all bottom teeth, in order to effectively amputate. He was unable to eat anything solid and in and out of hospital for two years. To date he has had over 30 surgeries. But rather than let his treatment and altered appearance get him down, Lorenz decided to turn his experiences into a positive. Lorenz started a YouTube channel that followed him on his overseas travels as well as his incredible fitness journey – doctors were amazed that Lorenz would even work out while in recovery. He has since become a motivational speaker both on his own platform and now visiting schools and hospitals too. Now 32-years-old he has been dating his girlfriend for a year and the couple recently moved in together in Barcelona.