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East Lancashire doctor indebted to ‘Mad Dogs’
3:19pm Monday 23rd September 2013 in News
A BRAVE GP who had life-changing surgery to beat pancreatic cancer has expressed his ‘heartfelt thanks’ to friends who supported him through his treatment.
Dr Michael Barsby, 42, who lives in Clitheroe and worked at Kiddrow Lane Health Centre in Burnley, flew to Germany to undergo the Whipples procedure after a first round of chemotherapy in a last-attempt bid to overcome the disease.
Now, after getting an initial clear scan, he praised the ‘Mad Dogs’ football club who rallied round to help him and his family.
The group of doctors and vets got together to provide meals and company several times a week as well as helping Michael raise more than £3,500 for Pancreatic Cancer UK through a sponsored walk.
Michael, who trains with the team every Thursday, said: “The camaraderie they provided was incredible. When I had had chemo I felt really fed up and to have them come around and help us out unfailingly really lifted the whole family’s spirits.”
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