Liverpool news Teen told stomach pains were cancer now CEO of £1m company MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The 19-year-old's talent agency manages Winnie Harlow, Rita Ora and Nicole Scherzinger
Breaking News ! A teenager who was told his stomach pains were actually cancer is now CEO of two companies and close to make £1m. One of Freedom Doran companies manages big names such as supermodel Winnie Harlow and singer Rita Ora. He started his first business before he was old enough to attend secondary school. Freedom would buy old scooter parts online and customise them or build a new scooter, he made £1,000 from Xplore Scooters. He didn't continue with his first venture, but didn't forget his love for creating. Freedom told the ECHO: "I launched Marzenie when I was 12 or 13, it was graphic t-shirts and prints. "I screen-printed the designs all myself, I set up a screen printing area at home." Freedom would screen print each of the designs as orders came in, Marzenie was sold on ASOS, SilkFred and from its own website. The young boy did his mandatory work experience for school at Missguided, where he was involved in the designing process at the age of 14. Freedom's designs were sold on ASOS when he was just 13 (Image: @freedomsfeed/Instagram) He said: "I went to Missguided and I was designing graphics, I used to do a lot of graphic design in my spare time. "Some of the graphics I did actually ended up being produced on clothing." The team at Missguided welcomed Freedom back and through weekends spent with the company, the teenager learned about how the fashion side of the company worked. At the age of 15, Freedom found out news that put his design work on hold. Freedom went to his GP with pains and was sent to Alder Hey for scans the following day. Find the latest news near you by entering your postcode below: He was told that he had cancer in his stomach and went through surgery to remove it the following week. The young CEO said: "It was so, so quick.
." The 19-year-old is now cancer free and looking forward to celebrating three years since he recovered. He added: "I'm coming up to my third year anniversary on May 10, and it's a really special one. "They say that once it gets to the three year mark it's practically impossible for it to come back."
Freedom Doran is the 19-year-old CEO of 22 Impact and Nethrial
When he was in hospital, Freedom decided to sell over 10,000 of his designs to focus on his recovery. In the sale he sold his first brand Marzenie. Freedom said: "I was in hospital for six months and I thought 'what am I going to do now?'" He noticed a gap on the market when he was in his hospital bed, he was unable to find anywhere where both low end and high end fashion, beauty and home products were sold. It was with his laptop in the hospital bed that he came up with the idea for Nethrial, an online retail store that allows customers to shop across a broad range of brands.
Freedom is due to celebrate three years cancer free next month
But he didn't stop there, Freedom decided to launch a second business. The Formby teen said: "I've been going to London Fashion Week every year since I was 14, throughout the years I've met a lot of influencers, a lot of celebrities, a lot of people behind the scenes." This inspired Freedom to start 22 Impact, a global talent agency, which launched last May and now 22 Impact manages celebrities and influencers. The young CEO said: "We manage Winnie Harlow, Rita Ora, Nicole Scherzinger and Tulisa Contostavlos. "They're the main four we focus on the celebrity side, we co-manage them with their main agency - we focus more on the social collaborations and event appearances." Freedom's drive for business is paying off, with him due to have made £1 million in revenue soon. The Formby teen said: "We're about to hit it this month, we're waiting for one deal to go through and then that puts us over the million mark."
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