Friday, 22 June 2012

Good news week

After last week's high celebrating Steve's 3 years as a mesothelioma survivor, we have continued basking in the warmth of other people's good news this week.

First, we were delighted to read that Chris Knighton was honoured with an MBE for services to mesothelioma in the Queen's Birthday Honours.  Chris set up the Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund in memory of her husband who died in March 2001, only 7 months after being diagnosed with mesothelioma.  She set up the fund with the aim of raising £100,000.  Last year the total raised passed the £1 million mark.  Isn't that fantastic?  Well done Chris and all at MKMRF!

Chris Knighton MBE

Regular readers of the blog will be familiar with the names Mavis and Ray.  Mavis was diagnosed with meso around the same time as Steve.  She has been through a bad patch recently and had to stop taking chemotherapy because of how her body was reacting.  Imagine how pleased and relieved we were to hear that a scan earlier this week has revealed tumour shrinkage (again!).  We're so pleased for you both! 

After a bad reaction to her first round of chemo, Debbie in Plymouth is now going strong and feeling much better - and long may it last!

In the big wide world beyond mesothelioma, this week we have cheered as the England team got through to the next round of Euro 2012 and watched in amazement as Frankel won at Royal Ascot by a HUGE distance!

Plans are beginning to come together for a long distance walk in August, a family week in France in September and more social get-togethers with friends. Oh dear....when are we going to fit in the much needed work on the house and garden?  Not tomorrow, for sure as there are more exciting things happening!

Last but not least, a set of London 2012 tickets have arrived. I was beginning to wonder if they would ever materialise. However, there's no sign of the set ordered first, so we'll hold off celebrating until they do appear.

Whatever you are doing this weekend, have a good one!

1 comment:

  1. A true heroic tale is yours. Surviving any cancer is a great feat. Mesothelioma is a lethal cancer that is finally gaining attention.

    You deserve to live a peaceful life. Congratulations on moving to the next step. Asbestos is definitely a dangerous particle that has produced undesired effects.

    Keep up on inspiring the world.