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No shrinking violet

John Goodrum

John is an incredibly fit, competitive cyclist. He has developed skills of self-preservation and determination that come into play in life-saving ways, when he feels that a diagnosis of IBS in masking symptoms of cancer. Eventually his persistence and ownership of his own health pays off - and a colonoscopy reveals a large, but operable tumour. But he's not able to lower his guard, even at that point, as no appointment letter turns up. With the assistance of his PALs service, his own assertiveness and stamina, his operation is scheduled, successful, and allows him to return to the cycling he loves.

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