When busy father, musician, and long-term cancer patient, Fred Scott, came to us we couldn’t quite believe his remarkable story of recovery, let alone how he’d found time to write it all down. Having been diagnosed with a rare type of bone cancer over thirty years ago, he has battled – mind, body and soul – ever since. His determination and energy are truly inspirational. We were delighted to help him shape his memories into a narrative that would show families of cancer sufferers that miracles can and do happen. He also wanted to show those in the medical profession what the whole treatment experience is like from a patient’s perspective, and also how that has improved over the years.
“It was difficult to relive the experiences of cancer treatments but necessary since it is hoped that sales will lead to a significant contribution to cancer research, both in funding and awareness. I cannot speak highly enough of the work of Leila Dewji (Editorial Director) as she drove the process of getting the book from rough manuscript, through drafting and re-drafting to a finished product with a beautiful and eye-catching cover design.” Fred Scott
As a Cancer Research UK Ambassador, Fred travels far and wide to talk about his experiences. Most recently, he was at the infamous Hay Festival where he was involved in a fascinating discussion on how research has changed our understanding of cancer in the last 40 years. He was also able to promote his book and sell it in the festival bookshop.
One Autumn Day
At 23 years of age, a shooting pain in the left knee during a morning run can easily be ignored. This was not the case for Fred. Subsequent scans and doctors’ appointments resulted in the shocking diagnosis of osteosarcoma – a rare and deadly bone cancer.
Rattled by the prospect of premature death, Fred made a decision to do everything in his power to survive, and help those experiencing what he was forced to endure.
A narrative relevant to survivors, carers and victims alike, One Autumn Day gives unparalleled insight into the effects and implications of the most vicious and undiscriminating disease known to man: cancer.
Fred’s physical and psychological battles are both encouraging and inspirational.
Find out more about One Autumn Day at the author’s website.
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