Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Teacher Was a True Inspiration

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Teacher Was a True Inspiration

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Byline: By Amy Cartmell

A dying teacher, whose fight against cancer inspired other sufferers, wed his sweetheart days before his death.

Keith Hunter married his long-term partner Val just before Christmas.

It was among the final acts of defiance by the man whose public fight against the disease was chronicled on the internet.

Mr Hunter's life was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with prostrate cancer and secondary bone cancer four years ago.

But, despite his own problems, he remained upbeat and detailed his fight against illness on the internet.

He believed in proving how powerful the mind is over the body and he was determined to enjoy the remainder of his life.

On his website, which he set up to give support to other sufferers, Mr Hunter had said: "As someone who has always been very fit and competitive, it was a particular blow not being able to be active.

"In fact, I could barely move and any movement sent pain racing round my body. …

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