Every day, three people in Northern Ireland are diagnosed with a blood cancer.
39 year old Mickey Ferry from Strabane is one of these people. He was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia in 2002, while he was at university.
Initially, Mickey ignored what seemed like mundane symptoms. He attributed his headaches to computer screens, his weight loss to indoor football and his persistent cough to his smoking habit, but his mum feared it was something more serious and urged him to go to the doctor. He was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia and to combat the disease, Mickey underwent a bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy.
Eventually he was able to complete his studies. He hasn’t looked back and now is a successful journalist, DJ and live music fanatic who never misses a gig.
After battling Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia, Mickey is still wired for sound– and he’s still loving life.