One such friend is John Murray (or Kneem, as he got nicknamed). A number of years ago, John got diagnosed with cancer. A rather nasty form of it too. We all got scared, he got even more cantankerous and there was a general intake of breath.
Amazingly it seemed like he beat the fucker. All the chemo and everything else that goes along with it seemed to work. He got slightly less cantankerous, started playing some music again like he used to, and there was a general sigh of relief.
Unfortunately, the cancer came back and this time it was personal (possibly, I don't know cancer's feelings but it seems to hate him at this point). While the going was good, however, he managed to get a little charity idea together. John wrote a song about his experience and decided to release it for a group of cancer charities.
Here it is:
And there is a free download available on Soundcloud here:
If you like the song and video, or if you’re just in a generous frame of mind, there are instructions in the text attached to the video (click “see more”) as to how to donate to the charities, or just visit one of John’s JustGiving pages:
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation: http://www.justgiving.com/johnkneemRoyCastleFoundation
Yorkshire Cancer Centre: http://www.justgiving.com/johnkneemYorkshireCancerCentre
MacMillan Cancer Support: http://www.justgiving.com/johnkneemMacmillanCancerSupport
Cancer Research UK: http://www.justgiving.com/johnkneemCancerResearchUK