This book is the story of my life, which was not expected to last past my childhood. I am living proof that alternative medicine can cure cancer, after being given just three weeks to live – more than 40 years ago.
I was admitted to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital where I was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer which causes immature cells to develop rapidly and my parents were told that I had little chance of survival.
The Leukaemia was spreading rapidly and, after receiving high doses of chemotherapy, it got to a stage where the doctors said that if they gave me anymore it would kill me. They said they could do no more as the chemotherapy had only prolonged my life and would not save me.
My parents then contacted the well-known herbalist Charles Abbott at Abbotts of Leigh. The herbalist at the centre tested my blood and then prescribed a series of remedies, together with a strict diet.
After five weeks, I was still alive, and my family believed I had been thrown a lifeline. I had lotions rubbed on my body every day together with taking a selection of herbs and was put on a diet of fresh fruits, vegetables, and pulses.
I was given the all clear six years later, when I was 14, and the hospital confirmed that I did not have any Leukaemia cells. They never admitted that it was down to remedies, but my family and I knew. The herbs had healed my body and my blood.
The book talks about my sickness, my treatment, how I coped with the long hospital admissions, school, growing up and my eventual cure.