Local preacher reveals his journey with cancer

| 19/02/2010

(CNS): A member of the local clergy and cancer survivor since 1989 Godfrey Edward Meghoo will be signing copies of his recently re-published book at local book stores next weekend. The Trauma of Cancer – Stories of Renewal after Great Devastation, focuses on the journey of cancer patients who are in remission and includes interviews and observations from his clinical study regarding how people view cancer, the trauma experienced during both diagnosis and treatment, the re-discovery of a purpose in life, as well as a theological perspective of suffering.


Five years after Meghoo completed his study; he returned to meet with many of the survivors and has included these findings and conversations in a postscript to the earlier work. According to the author’s publicist, Meghoo is keenly interested in health issues, a member of the Cancer Society, the Red Cross and a regular blood donor. Before becoming a cancer patient, he completed an Advanced Training Program for Clergy in Cancer Care, having been involved in hospital chaplaincy for many years.

In 2002 he received the Certificate and Badge of Honour for services to the people of the Cayman Islands.

Forty years after his ordination, he is involved in cancer counseling, religious broadcasting, weddings and marriage counseling, as well as one-to-one house calls to offer friendship and care. He has recently completed additional study courses in Pastoral Psychology and Counseling.

The book has been edited and published by Sherry Robinson, Managing Director of Catalyst Communications in Grand Cayman. Meghoo will be donating a number of books to the Cancer Society in the Cayman Islands and will be at Hobbies and Books downtown location on 28 Elgin Avenue, Piccadilly Centre on Friday, February 26th from 11am to 2pm and at the Grand Harbor location on Saturday, February 27th from 11 am to 2pm.


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