Fire

Helping Mike ...

Among the charity's thousands of beneficiaries, the FSNBF have been able to assist a firefighter from South Wales whilst he endured a long, painful, but ultimately successful battle with cancer. After a mysterious illness, Mike Edwards was originally diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in December 2000. Despite going into remission in October 2001, Mike subsequently found out that the cancer had returned. This sadly enforced his retirement from the Fire Service in July 2003, which he found to be a heartbreaking decision.

Over the course of the next four years, Mike underwent many bouts of chemotherapy. Mike says: "After I was diagnosed I often thought 'why me'--as so many do--but I began to realise that I could either get depressed or try to fight it, which I did. …

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