Anyone who read my previous blog entitled ‘The C Word‘ may remember I wrote about the father of one of my friends. David was a man who was diagnosed with cancer but rather than give up, he battled, formed a charity, underwent countless treatments as well as volunteering for tests of potential new treatments.
It’s with great sadness that I must note he passed away a few days ago, his hard fight with that evil disease finally over.
If you read that, you should read this too. Indeed, anyone should read this – well, not my words, which are ultimately fairly flaccid and redundant, but they should click through and read this, his final blog entry, and this, a tribute from his similarly amazing son, Martin.
To me he remains an inspiration, a hero and somebody I greatly admire – which is rather good going for somebody I never had the pleasure of meeting. Next year a friend and I have pledged to take to a Windsurfer in his honour, which should prove entertaining as neither of us have any experience of such things!
Rest in peace, David.