Author Michael Freeman presents a cheque for £300 to Ward J93 at St James’s hospital following initial sales of his book about coping with cancer, ‘Terminal One’, published by Makri press. Michael started the book, after being diagnosed with what was thought to be a variant of terminal cancer and referred to a palliative nurse. Fortunately, however, later biopsies revealed that his tumour to be treatable and following care on the ward, the cancer went into remission.
“I’m so thankful to the staff at St James’s for the wonderful care they provided following my diagnosis,” said Michael. “All money made from the book will go towards improvements on the ward. I began writing the book thinking I only had a few months to live. There is no feeling quite like that of being told there is nothing that can be done and that you will have to see the palliative nurse. I feel lucky to be here today to share my story,” he added.
Sarah Muckle, Senior Sister on J93, said “It’s wonderful that Michael is raising money through sales of his book. We really appreciate his efforts and the donations will be used towards improvements on the ward.”
Press release from the Leeds teaching hospitals NHS trust. (Luke Farley 0113 2067381)