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Sharing memories of Mark, whose fundraising has topped £200,000
A MUM has published the memoirs of her son who died from cancer at the age of 28.
Mark Sims, a talented junior doctor, raised £100,000 for Cancer Research UK after blogging about his experiences of living with malignant melanoma.
Since his death last January the fund has now reached more than £200,000 and it is hoped sales from the poignant book, entitled P.S. I have cancer, will boost the total even further.
Mark, who attended Cadbury Heath Primary School and John Cabot Academy, was just 15 when he fought off skin cancer, caused by a genetic defect.
The following 11 years Mark was healthy but a sudden stomach pain one morning led to the discovery of tumours in his liver, lung and spleen.
During his two-year battle with cancer, Mark was determined to do everything he could to raise awareness of the illness so he could help others.
Sadly Mark died on January 19, 2017, but lives on through his brutally honest and powerful blog, wrestlingmelanoma.com, which formed the basis of the book.
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