Graeme Heward describes a four-year period in his life in which he is confronted by an extremely rare form of cancer. He details each phase of his roller-coaster existence in fluent, honest and direct language, giving an insight into what happened to him physically, medically and emotionally. Drawing on his pre-existing physical fitness and past experiences, Graeme and his numerous medical advisors engage with the ‘Alien’. He repeatedly gets up off the ‘canvas’ to carry on fighting, supported by his two ‘ring men’ sons, partner Lesley, family, and friends, who never give up. Despite facial disfigurement, the loss of his right eye, skin and muscle grafting from other regions of his body; battered and bruised, he still manages a mammoth fund raising event. It’s an enthralling story that draws you in with emotion and humour. Offering hope and inspiration to sufferers of any kind, it affords an opportunity for family and friends to gain a greater understanding of ‘the patient’s perspective’. For the rest of us, who are sometimes guilty of taking life and good health for granted, it’s a fascinating ‘ride’.
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Graeme Heward was born in Ashby near Scunthorpe, England, in 1961, the second son of a steel work’s electrical engineer/semi-professional footballer and a seamstress. Aged three, he had a brief existence in Sydney Australia, returning to Lincoln where he was educated at Branston Secondary Modern School. He moved to Manchester in 1983 to pursue a career in physiotherapy. Among his many sporting interests he has played football and golf, and continues to play county squash and cycles for enjoyment.
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Description du livre CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. État : Brand New. This item is printed on demand. N° de réf. du libraire zk1511509171