Cancer appeal to leave an indelible mark on Leicester Professor
There are writers who are so passionate about their craft they claim they would use their blood for ink. Cancer specialist Professor Martin Dyer would rather just use the ink - for a tattoo inspired by one of his patients recovering from a blood cancer.
The Leicester Mercury reports that after Ali Johnson had received treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma, she asked her doctor whether she could still have a tattoo as she had always planned. Her doctor happened to be Professor Dyer from our Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine, who was convinced to join her – and at the same time, raise money for new facilities for child cancer patients.
They both plan to use Ali’s design of a toucan as their tattoo, which caught Professor Dyer’s eye due to his love of David McKee’s children’s tale of how the brightly coloured bird got its name – Two Can Toucan.
You can sponsor Professor Dyer via his Just Giving page and he promises that the more he raises, the more embarrassing the position of tattoo will be. What more encouragement could you need?