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We are very sad to announce that our client Sherwin Hall (aged 28 years) has tragically lost his fight against cancer just a week after he married his partner La Troya.
At the start of the first national coronavirus lockdown in March 2020, Sherwin, a father to two young sons, struggled to get an MRI scan and an accurate diagnosis.
When he was finally given a scan in June after weeks of pleading, he was diagnosed with sarcoma, a rare and aggressive cancer that attacks the soft tissues.
Despite gruelling chemotherapy treatment, Sherwin courageously decided to go public about what had happened to him to raise awareness of the plight of cancer patients suffering because of the COVID-19 disruption to healthcare services. He was also keen to raise as much money as possible to fund alternative private cancer treatments abroad via his Go Fund Me page.
Supported by his lawyer Mary Smith, Sherwin bravely spoke to Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio Two, featured on BBC Panorama and spoke to several national newspapers including The Guardian and took part in the moving Guardian podcast ‘How cancer was sidelined in the fight against COVID-19’ about his delayed cancer diagnosis.
Sherwin had several courses of chemotherapy and even travelled to Mexico for some immunotherapy, but unfortunately, his cancer was already at stage four, and the treatments were ineffective.
Sherwin and La Troya had planned to marry in December but brought their wedding forward to November when doctors in Leeds said there was nothing more they could do for him.
Everyone at Novum Law extends our deepest sympathies to Sherwin’s wife LaTroya, his sons and all his family and friends at this very sad time.