According to reports, a nurse and cancer survivor, John Pattison along with his band, ‘Wind of Change’, on Friday, the 19th of August, will take part in raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Also, the night will be made more intense, as it’s going to be at the Steamboat pub in Mill Dam, South Shields, where a landlord, Joe Mooney lost his daughter, to Hodgkin’s Lymphoma during March.
His 39- year- old daughter, Kerry Lee, mother of two, from Whiteleas, South Shields, and was diagnosed with terminal cancer, though she was bent at doing all she could for charity. Hence, she died before she could start the 40th birthday walk to Machu Picchu in Peru, which her son, Jake, finished in her memory.
However, John, who is the founder, member and keyboard player of the band, works at South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, as a clinical nurse specialist in hematology and he survived Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, which he was diagnosed of at the age of 18, as well as retained as a nurse after assisting Joe’s daughter to get her health back, when she was diagnosed with leukemia.
Moreover, he stated: “Sadly, not everyone survives a cancer diagnosis, which is where Macmillan Cancer Support proves such an invaluable resource, and without doubt, all of my patients are very special people, but Kerry never let anything stand in her way”.