Valuable books donated to Plymouth hospital by grateful cancer patient
A grateful cancer patient has donated two valuable books to the hospital as a thank you to the doctors and nurses who treated him.
Paul Turner from Hartley said the gift of the expensive textbooks was a small price to pay for the excellent care at Derriford Hospital.
he said his journey began when he returned from a family holiday and noticed a small lump on his neck.
“I visited my local GP and was referred to Derriford Hospital for tests where I was then diagnosed with cancer,” he said.
Ask us for a quote for standard C Rated (Window Energy Rating) windows and we will upgrade your order to A Rated for FREE
Terms: Must quote Okehampton People website when arranging survey
Contact: 01837 510303
Valid until: Tuesday, December 31 2013
“After surgery I faced chemotherapy and radiotherapy but unfortunately, during this treatment I suffered a heart attack followed by a stroke, delaying my treatment until I had made sufficient recovery.”
Mr Turner said life had been “ extremely tough” but with the “care and dedication of the maxillo-facial, ENT and oncology teams, the support of my wife, family and friends who have helped and supported me during my treatment my recovery would have been more difficult.”
Mr Turner said the money was raised when he and his wife celebrated their silver wedding anniversary recently and asked for donations rather than gifts.
“My wife and I are delighted to donate these books for the benefit of others,” he said.
“I cannot express enough my thanks to everyone who has helped me to remain positive and optimistic during this most difficult time of my life.
“I can only stress that if you feel that things aren’t right then visit your GP and act without delay.”