In Christmas 2010 Steve was working as the head teacher of a secondary school and lived with his wife and two daughters. Steve had just been skiing in France and came back feeling tired, with aching ribs and back. ‘I thought I must have cracked a rib or had a muscle injury or something – I certainly didn’t imagine anything could be seriously wrong,’ said Steve. One day not long afterwards Steve collapsed. He was taken to hospital where the doctors diagnosed him with myeloma, a form of blood cancer, which had also caused Steve’s kidneys to fail. ‘Talking to my family about…
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