Robert Lowe

Robert Lowe,A very special Lung Cancer Survivor,

I have just received a phone call from Robert's daughter-in-law,Sarah, who passed on to me news I really did'nt want to hear,my dear friend and inspiration, Robert passed away this morning just after 10am.Robert's recent surgery to remove cancerous tumours from his stomach and throat,was completely successful,he died cancer free,his passing was due entirely to an infection he picked up post surgery,with his weakened state, his body was unable to overcome this infection.Robert celebrated surviving both SCLC and NSCLC for twenty years,which represents such an inspiration to many thousands of Lung Cancer survivors not only here in the UK,but world wide.Robert dedicated his entire survivorship as a lung cancer advocate,he was tireless in giving encouragement and support to lung cancer survivors,he co-founded the Stobhill Lung Cancer Support Group,with a lung cancer nurse Penny Downer,which remains today a successful testimony of his advocacy for lung cancer causes.Robert also set up and maintained a vibrant Stobhill Lung Cancer Survivors website,he was proud to acknowledge the many thousands of "Hits" his site attracted.Robert was also a keen advocate for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation,whose aims matched Robert's in the raising of awareness of lung cancer issues.Robert recognised Lung Cancer being a Cinderella disease,despite it having a mortality rate greater than the combined total of deaths due to Breast,Prostate and Bowel Cancers,it receives only 4% of research funding and public donations.Robert also fought against the stigma that is attached to Lung Cancer by the general publics perception that lung cancer only effects long term smokers,as he would say,anyone with lungs can get lung cancer. Roberts work will continue to be an inspiration to many survivors,families,carers and friends,goodnight Robert,you did us all proud.

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  • So sorry to hear of Robert's passing Eric. The guy was a true fighter and an inspiration to many. It's comforting to hear that the cancer didn't beat him!

  • Such sad news. Sending deepest sympathy to his family and friends x

  • Such sad news about a quite remarkable man. May his legacy inspire many. RIP.

  • RIP Robert. An inspirational man whose work and stories of great hope will live on. I echo Bill that I'm pleased to hear that cancer did not beat him. Thoughts and prayers with his family xx

  • I am so sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts are with his family and I send them my deepest condolences.

    You will be sadly missed Robert, xx

  • Such sad news. My thoughts are with his family and friends. He was such an inspiration.

  • So Very sorry to hear the SAD news of Robert's passing, however, it is good to hear the cancer he fought for so long did not win. R.I.P. my Condolences to Robert's Family and Friends. He was a Great Inspiration to all of us.

    You will be sadly missed Robert xx

  • What a brave, positive man, I have read your posts with interest and hope, 'Thank you'. Such sad sympathies to your family and friends, Rest in peace Robert.

  • I am so sorry to hear about Robert - he gave such hope to other cancer sufferers - my thoughts are with his family.....xx

  • I will miss Roberts blogs, some made me laugh, some made me cry, all were informative and positive. He will be missed greatly be all on this site. I am fairly new to the world of cancer and Robert often gave me the inspiration and belief that you can fight this horrid illness. He will continue to give others inner strength, knowing he fought it until the end and died cancer free. With sympathy to all his family, friends and loved ones x

  • What a loss , Robert has been a big part of this site and has inspired me and many others.

    A true fighter. right to the end. He will never be forgotten.

    My sympathy and love to all Roberts family and friends. xx

  • So very sad to hear this news :-(

    Robert always went out of his way to find any information that carried that little bit extra detail. He put every effort in to providing as much help and support to everyone as he could in his own positive way.

    As you have already quite rightly said Eric, Robert Lowe - A very special Lung Cancer Survivor.

    Thanks for letting us know.


  • As a comparatively new member this wonderful site and NOT being very IT literate, I read Robert's inspirational, encouraging messages not realising he had passed away. So, though I only 'met' Robert yesterday evening, I felt as if I knew him. He will be sorely missed.. Condolences to his family, friends.& all his website followers.

  • I have just received some news from Margaret Mullen who is the secretary of the Stobhill Hospital Lung Cancer Support Group,which was founded by Robert Lowe and lung nurse Penny Downer,that it has been nominated for a Glasgow Community Award which is sponsored by Glasgow District Council and Glasgow newspaper, the Evening Times,all members are invited to a photo shoot on Tuesday ,the award ceremony takes place in Glasgow on Thursday 18th April.I would be wonderful if our support group wins the award,but if not, we can still take pleasure by the very fact we were nominated.Robert would have been so proud.

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