When Michael was diagnosed with Oesophageal Cancer last year there were
many many offers of support and help from so many people he didn't even
know. Hearing from survivors was a real boost at a very difficult time.
It's now a real honour for Michael to try to offer the same assurances to
those recently diagnosed or undergoing treatment. The latest news from Hugh
is that all is going well and he is back on the golf course.
"My wife Marion and I came to Australia to live only 2 1/2 years ago so the
name Michael Milton was one that we did not know until one or two Aussie
friends mentioned you to us when my own cancer was diagnosed.
I was extremely flattered that you should have honoured me, a stranger and
a POM, with such a gift. Believe me, your superb photo and the story of
your fight was, and is, an inspiration to me.
Marion and I sat down to watch "Australian Story" when it featured you,
your amazing achievements, your fight with cancer and your life, so very
honestly. I have kept it on disc and will enjoy sitting down to watch it
again in a couple of weeks time when our two sons and five grandchildren
are here to stay with us. I know they will be equally enthralled.
Michael, I wish you every success in completing your battle by
qualifying for the Paralympic Cycling Team. I shall watch and listen
with great interest.
Again many, many thanks for your photograph which now hangs on the wall
close to where I am sitting at my computer."