Dedicated father of two boys, Peter, from Cheshire was diagnosed with myeloma in March 2017.
Peter is known to love a challenge. He’s completed an Ironman, holds a private pilot’s license and is also a qualified rugby coach. But today Peter is facing his biggest challenge yet and he needs your help.
Having received two rounds of chemotherapy, which failed, Peter is now on his third round but he has been told that his only chance at a longer healthy life is a blood stem cell donation.
Unfortunately, a match hasn’t been found in Peter’s family and his second chance of life now rests on finding an unrelated match.
Peter has a passion for all sports, from supporting Leed’s Rhinos Rugby League team to Newcastle United Football Club but he values family and friends above all else.
His positive outlook is now firmly fixed on his diagnosis:
“My aim is to use myeloma as a catalyst for living a better, more fulfilling life and documenting the changes I am making in all aspects of my family and work commitments.”
You could be the match who Peter is searching for. Let his drive be the catalyst that inspires you to register as a potential lifesaver.
Already registered? There is no need to register again but please continue to raise awareness by talking to your family and friends and encouraging them to register.
You can continue to follow Peter’s journey on his blog.
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Your age, location and current health status are important. Check to see if you can become a blood stem cell donor.
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- Diseases of the haematopoeitic system (blood disorders)
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