I had planned to take a break from writing this month, August being a slow news month that is well known among journalists as the silly season. That’s when minor stories are given major coverage, because of a shortage of stories of real substance.
However, I could not let Monday August 6 go unmarked.
Why? Because, after months of fundraising, it is the day when Paul Morrison flies to Moscow to undergo HSCT in his fight against MS. He goes with my best wishes for a great trip ad a successful outcome.
I first wrote about Paul’s story here, and since then, he told me last week, the income from his fundraising efforts had reached $45,000.
I plan to catch up with former Londoner Paul after his return to Spain, where he lives just a few miles from me. Watch this space for HSCT news from Moscow and future updates.
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Unless anything happens that I feel must be highlighted, I’ll be back in September.
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50shadesofsun.com is the personal website of Ian Franks, a freelance medical writer and editor for various health information sites. He enjoyed a successful career as a journalist, from reporter to editor in the print media. He gained a Journalist of the Year award in his native UK. Ian received a diagnosis of MS in 2002 and now lives in the south of Spain. He uses a wheelchair and advocates on mobility and accessibility issues.
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