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In July 2009, former Celtic and Wales soccer star John Hartson was diagnosed with testicular cancer, which had also spread to his lungs and brain. But before his treatment even began, John came to the brink of death after contracting pneumonia, ceasing to breathe and undergoing emergency brain surgery. Against all the odds, he pulled through, and in Please Don't Go he documents his incredible fight for life.

Profoundly moving, John's own story is interwoven with the poignant recollections of his pregnant wife, Sarah, as well as with extracts from his sister Victoria's personal diary. This remarkable book covers the five-week period during which John's survival was most in jeopardy.

John's truly inspirational account of how he has managed to overcome a very aggressive form of cancer will offer hope and courage to others affected by the disease. It is a touching and ultimately uplifting insight into the bravery of the popular football hero, who has fought back to full health in the face of adversity.

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Phenomenal title .we believe in you
May 15th, 2014
Hi cousin, You fought a great fight and I am very happy for you and your family. I am also very proud to be your cousin from Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada, now living in the Ottawa area. Love to meet you some day. I met your grandfather, Pius, a few years back before my wedding in 1999. Your strong will and a true desire to live goes beyond what words can say. Your tireless sharing if your time and true feelings about your battle is nothing short of amazing coupled with your easy willingness to help others through the foundation. Victoria having filled in the gaps was so selfishly done in the midst of her own personal turmoil. Sarah is a walking angel to be admired by all. We love you John and for all that you stand for. Best of health and happiness forever. May you grow old with dignity and grace. Your Newfoundland cousin, Dianne. Xo
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