Since his diagnosis in 2010, Richard has endured the following;
l Cancer of the lymph glands.
l Graft Versus Host Disease
l Eight viruses.
l A chest infection.
l An infection of his blood.
l Bird flu.
l A type of herpes.
l Numerous lumbar punctures to test for meningitis.
l Losing the use of his legs.
l 43 weeks out of 52 in hospital, including one stay of three months.
Pictured is Richard and his wife Chiara