Michael McGarr, a native Montrealer, is a twenty year, three time survivor of Stage IV Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He is a sommelier and a wine consultant and offers courses on and tastings from the wine producing regions of the world. He has spent more than forty years in the hospitality industry, the last sixteen years alcohol free.
Michael has been married to his wife and best friend Anne for thirty-five years and is the proud father of Timothy and Matthew, two remarkable young men.
Michael is extremely grateful for the support given by the people from Hope and Cope at The Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. The idea for this book came about as a result of their encouragement to maintain a journal as a coping tool.
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How Cancer Saved my Life
The book details one person's twenty year survival story of a life with multiple occurrences of Stage IV Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Mike McGarr details his journey from initial diagnosis, through two more recurrences and many late effects, into the unknowns of long-term survivorship with a candid story of the highs and lows of struggling not only with cancer, but also with alcohol.
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