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Monday, 15 March 2010

As some people have already discovered there is an article on the BBC website today in their health section. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8561776.stm


Anonymous said...

I have just read the inspirational and very moving article on the BBC news page and have now read more on the blog. I wish your family peace. Cheryl, Cambs

Anonymous said...

I have just read this blog, i had melanoma removed off my hand in 2008 when i was 20. wish i could of spoke with Katie. Thinking of you. Gemma Jordan

Laurie said...

I saw the BBC article and have just read through the whole blog. Completely inspirational, what an amazing wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend Katie was.
I hope it comforts you to know that people are still getting to know Katie, via this blog, and being inspired by her every day.

I send all my love to you and your lovely children. Thinking of you.

Kate said...

Have just read the article on the bbc and found the blog. What a truly amazing family you are, such love between all of you, it shines out from the photographs. God bless you all.

emandmichael said...

What a wonderful, heartfelt, sad, devastating account of what happens to someone with Melanoma. Katie is a true warrior and her fight will not be forgotten. Thank you for sharing her story.

- wife of Mike, age 42, Stage III Melanoma - San Francisco, Ca

Sara said...

Hi Giles,
I have forwarded details of both articles on to my family and friends.
The photos are beautiful and it seems that the message is reaching far and wide.
If Tom succeeds in putting together the book of the Blog, I would certainly like a copy :)
Our big love to you and the kids - be well, A&S xxx

Anonymous said...

I don't know you Giles, (other than as a GP)but I read this blog after seeing the article in the Mercury.

I have prayed for you and your beautiful children every night since and hope you draw strength from all the love and support that is winging its way to you from so many people.

Katie was obviously much loved and her fortitude and humour in the blog are inspiring. I wish you all the very best. x

Anonymous said...

I have just read your wife's blog, and been so touched by her good humour and honesty.My heart goes out to you and your children,treasure those wonderful memories, thinking of u all

Caz, glasgow xxxx

Anonymous said...


Katie inspired us while she was alive and will continue to inspire us. Keep up the wonderful work...


Christel Ainge said...

Dear Giles,
The wishing lantern was another great idea and thank you for sharing the pictures with us. The article in the BBC health section is very good and yet another positive way of celebrating Katie's fight. Well done, Giles.

Stephen Hayes said...

Dear Giles

I am sorry for your loss.

I note from the BBC item that you are a GP, have a mole scanner, and want to raise awarenmess of melanoma and improve early detection. Me too.

I'm a Hampshire GP with some wider connections who wants to do something about melanoma by promoting GP education and researching and promoting community based dermoscopy. When you're ready, I would be delighted to hear from you if you'd like to hear more. I can be contacted through the Primary Care Dermatology Society (www.pcds.org)

Again, sorry for your loss. Thanks for the blog (which I discovered though my Google melanoma alert)

Stephen Hayes

louise and david said...

Hello,we read the BBC article this evening. It's really good, well done Giles.
Austin and Amos really enjoyed Sophie, Sam and Evies company on Sunday when they played for a while, Austin rates Sam as a football player, and cant wait for him to come back to Kent soon for another game!
Love Louise , David and boys xx

Anonymous said...


I'm so glad that you and the children got to release the laterns and make your wishes.

The articles in Express and on the BBC health web were excellent and hopefully will raise awareness of this cruel disease.

Katie would have been very proud of all your hard work and I'm sure a bit chuffed at how many hits they have had.

If it makes a difference to just one person's life it's worth it.

Keep up the good work!

Fran xxx

annie said...

Dear Giles
what a lovely picture of you, Katie and the children. BBC have written a very good article.
love annie