Tuesday, 26 January 2016
Lives & Times Meets Carrie Grant
This week I received a photo from television presenter and vocal coach, Carrie Grant, with her copy of the Lives & Times fundraising book supporting the Beating Bowel Cancer charity. It was back in November 2014 that I went to Soho to meet Carrie when she was doing some voice-over work for the BBC One Show. This was another first for me and it was a fascinating experience watching how this work was done. Carrie was keen to support the book as she suffers from Crohn's disease, which is a potentially threatening bowel condition. People with Crohn's disease are a higher risk of getting bowel cancer, and the two conditions share many symptoms. Carrie has lived with Crohn's disease for more than 20 years and still suffers from excruciating stomach pains that can stop her eating for weeks. Read more about Carrie's life with Crohn's disease here.
Carrie was very interested in the book and my mother's battle with bowel cancer. Once we had finished the photography we went outside and were able to have a quick chat. Carrie gave me some useful tips in my quest for meeting celebrities for which I was grateful. This was especially helpful in me finally getting to meet Gabby Logan for the book.
Thanks to the amazing support of everyone so far, the book has raised over £750 for the Beating Bowel Cancer charity. My mother has recently completed "CyberKnife" treatment for two cancerous lesions on her brain, and it will be two months before she is scanned to see how the treatment has gone. So attention has now gone back to the cancerous nodule on her left lung, and she will be seeing the lung surgeon in the next couple of weeks to hopefully confirm that the operation to remove it can now go ahead.
To see how to order the book click here.