They say everyone has a book in them! Well, it would seem this is true.
I was diagnosed in April 2009 with inoperable Ovarian Cancer and am just about to finish my third round of chemo.
In the last year I put together a book full of recipes from other patients, nurses, family, friends, celebs, youngsters and lots of other people who wanted to help. The book is also full of original art from fellow artists around the world.
I have put together this book to support my local charity here in Aberdeen - Friends of ANCHOR who support our cancer unit (ANCHOR Unit) at The Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
What has been so amazing is that having printed 1000 copies and not thinking that they would all sell, I am now well into the second print and going fast.
The support of people has made this experience a humbling experience.
Doing this project took 10 months which spanned two lots of chemo and has helped keep me positive through what you all know as a rubbish time. It has been a lot of work but oh so worth it.
So, fame and fortune - well its taken me to 52 to get the fame and 'the fortune', its in knowing that I am helping fellow patients get better support throughout their treatment. I have raised over £22,000.00 so far and this money will go towards equipment to help fellow sufferers.