Birmingham City Message Board
Congratulations to Mark Halsey for overcoming throat cancer and making a return to refereeing.
Not only did he have a mountain to climb but had to contend with his wife having leukemia.
He said: "When I found out I had cancer, I did not think I would be back refereeing. I thought that was it. I thought my career was over, but here I am.
"The chemotherapy hit me hard, it really did. I was quite ill. My throat was very sore but it is just getting back to normal. I've got no taste, though, but hopefully that will come back in time.
"I want to show people who suffer from cancer we can all beat this disease. It's for them. That's why I want to get back on the pitch."
Nice to see you back Mr Halsey.
Congratulations to Darlingtons Nathan Mulligan who has also beaten the odds and made a miraculous recovery from leukemia and will play again.
A couple of stories that kind of put things back into perspective.....
Ditto what Steve says here..a nice story comparable with Bob Champion who came back and won the Grand National on Aldatini in 1981 after suffering from the dreaded big C. .
Also remember Ex Blues player Ian Handysides, still recall him jogging around the pitch at St Andrews during his testimonal, shortly before his death from cancer.
Pity a cure can't be found.