Motorcycle Paramedic Inspirational Fight With Pancreatic Cancer

What an inspiration!

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andrew luckAndrew Luck, was only 41 when diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic adenocarcinoma in October 2011. Andrew who’s in a motorcycle-based response team and has been a dedicated paramedic for over 20 years both in Scotland and Surrey.

His friend Allie Jackson said:

Against all the odds he got his va va voom back, and will be returning to frontline duty following major surgery, double chemo and radiotherapy.

When Andrew was originally diagnosed this was a devastating shock as his mother had died a few years previously with the same cancer. But unfortunately, like many other cancer sufferers, that particular battle may have been over but the war wasn’t quite won. The cancer returned. Andrew now needs to undergo further chemo, however, his rights to occupational sick pay was stopped.

Andrew said:

At that time the tumour had been big enough to put pressure onto my duodenum and almost stop transit of…

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Meeting Maggie

As well as getting Pete from The Cinnamon Trust, I have recently been approved as a volunteer dog walker. I didn’t know how long it would take for me to be allocated a dog but it didn’t take very long. Last week I met Maggie a cute and cheeky Westie. Her owner is a lovely lady, very chatty and makes a great coffee. The 3 of us went for a short walk just to see how Maggie and I got on. We had a good little trot although I ran out of treats and had to pretend I had some to persuade her to walk rather than sit. She obviously enjoyed herself as she went straight to bed when I got her home. 

On a Wednesday I will now be found somewhere round with a little westie walking about 10 steps before sitting for a treat but as she is an elderly girl, I will of course bend to her will. 

If you have some free time and would like to volunteer to walk a dog for someone who is unable to do so themselves, think about doing it through the Cinnamon Trust, have a look at their website and send your application in.