Peter Anderson

Husband of Patient and Volunteer

Peter Anderson’s wife Katie was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2004 and was given 3 months to live. Through her own determination, Peter’s amazing support and care, and medical interventions including new drugs only on trial in America, Katie lived for four more years. The hospice became involved at an early stage and the whole family received counselling – their counsellor, Joy Cadwallader, became ‘part of the family’. In Peter’s interview, he talks with extraordinary frankness about the many precious and special moments the family had in those four years, his fight for treatments for Katie, and the continuous support of St Richard’s. Sometime after Katie’s death, Peter trained as a counsellor and is currently active in various groups supporting the work of the hospice.

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