Bruce Morris was diagnosed with stage IV oesophageal cancer in September 2014, two weeks before his retirement. 3 years later on the early hours of the 11th of July 2017 the world lost another wonderful and gentle soul. Our father was incredibly stubborn and was not one to give up easily. After being diagnosed he underwent several intensive cycles of heavy chemotherapy. 7 months later results proved positive, tumours in his liver were erased and in May 2015 he accepted the chance of undergoing an oesophagectomy and a possible cure.
The operation was a success but the recovery was a terrible struggle, he was unable to digest food properly and was left in agony after every meal. Despite this he kept on fighting and trying to enjoy everything he possibly could in life. In October he had his first scan after the operation only to be told that the cancer had returned to his liver. In spite of this Bruce fought on and started further rounds of chemotherapy. In December he felt he could do no more. He stopped treatment and spent 3 months trying more natural remedies.
In March of 2016 he had another scan indicating that his liver had been taken over by tumours. He visited several different hospitals around Europe only to be told the same thing; that chemotherapy is the only thing to keep him going. Without it he would die within 3 months. Never one to give up he went back on chemo and when that proved not to work onto immunotherapy. He battled to stay alive for his family with grace, dignity and an incredible sense of humour. During his last days he still used up great energy to make a joke.
Bruce was constantly looking up alternative medicines and further research in oesophageal stage IV cancer. If he stumbled across NFCR in his battle he would have without a doubt supported this cause to give all victims of this revolting disease a chance. Support of NFCR through this memorial page will go 100% toward oesophageal and gastric cancer research.
We will forever love and miss our adoring husband, beautiful father and loyal friend who was taken from this world too soon and wanted to give so much back in his retirement.