EVIN SHEEDY: FIGHT CANCER EARLY AND BEAT IT LIKE ME
KEVIN Sheedy was famous for finding a way through
some of the best defences in the world in his days as an Everton and
Republic of Ireland midfielder.
No opposing defender was too strong for him as
he plundered 77 goals in 314 games during a decade of success with the
Merseysiders. He still has that battling spirit and has just beaten
the toughest opponent he has ever faced – cancer.
The 53-year-old is back at work as an Everton Academy coach after surviving a bowel cancer scare last summer.
It’s a disease that can hit anyone and claimed the life of Daily Star chief sports-writer Brian Woolnough in September.
Sheedy’s world was turned upside down just before
his second marriage in July, when unusual bowel movements prompted him
to seek medical advice.
said: “My bowel habits became irregular. I was on the toilet a lot
more – my wife joked that it was costing us a fortune in toilet rolls!
“I had bleeding from my bottom and, after seeing and hearing ads about it, I decided to see my doctor.
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