Michael keeps on giving back after live-saving op

Michael Parrott with Stacey, Emily and Finlay
Michael Parrott with Stacey, Emily and Finlay
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Spalding dad Michael 
Carratt held a charity supermarket bag pack – two years to the day of the operation that saved his life.

Brave Michael (36) raised £400.81 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research at Morrissons in Pinchbeck and is now preparing for his next fundraiser – a skydive in September.

Michael, dad of Finlay and step-dad to Emily, is still recovering from chemotherapy following a stem cell transplant after being diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in March 2013.

Michael was rushed from his GP surgery to Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital, where chemotherapy was started immediately.

The following day he was transferred to Lincoln Hospital and then Nottingham, where he underwent three stages of chemotherapy.

Over the next few weeks and months he endured more chemotherapy and total body irradiation followed by a stem cell transplant.

Michael eventually left hospital in December 2013 just in time for Christmas. He married his sweetheart Stacey on July 2, 2014.

Determined to give something back after the great care he received, Michael is now taking a break from his Network Rail job as he prepares for the skydive with his father on Sunday, September 6.

He has already raised £1,949.87 of his £2,000 target on his ‘JustGiving’ page.

The total includes individual donations from friends of £100 and £200.

Talking about the bag pack, Michael said: “I’d like to thank the generous Spalding public. They have been great.”

Finlay’s school, Spalding Primary, also held a fundraiser for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research and achieved £684.70 from a non uniform day, cake and chocolate sale.

To sponsor the skydive at Sibson Airfield visit www.justgiving.com/Michael-Carratt