Jay Beats Cancer

We are so pleased that Jay Patel, who has worked with the driving team of VMI for almost 15 years, has managed to totally beat Pancreatic Cancer against the odds.

Jay was diagnosed with Stage-4 of this severe form of cancer back in July 2017 which has the worst survival record of all cancers.  Pancreatica.org puts the median survival for untreated advanced pancreatic cancer to be about 3 1/2 months with sufferers likelihood of surviving an entire year once diagnoses is made only being slim.  Worryingly, they describe it as largely incurable

Never having had a day off work, Jay only realised that he was sick when he suffered recurring back pain during the loading/unloading of his van and subsequently visited his doctor to find out the cause of this pain, however by this point his cancer was so widespread that he was shocked to be given just 2 weeks to live.

Jay then committed himself to intense radio and chemotherapy with his usual positivity and against expectations, he started to make dramatic progress and the cancer started to shrink. 

His positivity did not go unrecognised – his consultant was so impressed with both his progress and also zest for life, that he was asked to visit other cancer sufferers who had given up on life in order to motivate them not to give up.  Of course, Jay did this with great enthusiasm as well!

Jay’s progress continued and eventually he restarted working at VMI with light duties in the summer of 2018 and has been given a complete bill of good health.

Today, Jay has hung his van keys up for good and spends his days greeting clients at our Acton HQ and supports Lewis in the VMEDIA team which specialises in supplying media cards and battery hire. 

Well done Jay!

Please feel free to leave Jay a goodwill message here

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