A little over a year ago Maidaid Halcyon’s marketing manager Matt Titchener was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer.
He underwent ABVD treatment, a chemotherapy regimen, at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, but unfortunately this was unsuccessful.
A second stronger course was therefore required, consisting of three cycles, each lasting 21 days, followed by 3 weeks of radiotherapy.
During this time, Titchener’s colleagues report that he remained extremely positive and despite undergoing severe treatment he continued to work in the warewasher and ice maker manufacturer’s office.
His colleagues feel that this “is testament to the man he is”, adding: “Matt would often push himself to reach personal goals he wanted to achieve throughout his battle and even whilst suffering the side effects of his treatment.”
Fast forward to 22 February 2018 and Titchener received the fantastic news he and everyone associated with him was hoping for, that he was in complete remission.
He is a keen rugby enthusiast, and his son Max is a professional player. Such is Titchener’s commitment to his work and family life he never missed a single game.
With the overwhelming support from family, friends and work colleagues, he won his year-long battle against cancer and can now look forward to a long and successful future.