Corrie Walker, patient at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham is currently battling stage four cancer and to raise money for UHB Charity is tapping into his musical talents by releasing a Charity single and performing a gig tonight at Tamworth Snowdome to release the single.
To show his appreciation for the care he received at the Queen Elizabeth over the years, he is releasing the original single “Thank you”
The single was written by Corrie and his band, Legends of Indie, and will be premiered at the event in Tamworth along with a plethora of classic indie rock covers throughout the evening.
The money Corrie is raising will be split between Cancer Research and University Hospitals Birmingham Charity. The amount raised for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital will go towards the new Oncology Treatment Suite, which will ensure the patient journey is as comfortable as possible and that patients are put at ease whilst receiving treatment.
Corrie has received treatment for various things at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital over the years, including a bone marrow transplant, graft versus host disease, meningitis, two hip replacements and he has now been battling stage four cancer since November 2018.
“Being diagnosed with cancer was one of the most challenging times of my life both physically and mentally. Dealing with the shock and initial diagnosis was hard but I have always tried to stay positive. I think it is my positivity that has helped me already outlive the dire prognosis of 16 months.
“My operation was the most physically challenging thing I have ever been through; sickness and severe pain for an extended period was not easy. Thankfully I think the operation was a success and definitely the right thing to do. I have also now completed my SABR treatment. Thanks to friends, family and even people I have never met over £31,000 was raised to fund this. I am so grateful for people’s kindness. The SABR has worked well on the four largest tumours in my lungs and I’m confident that it has given me a huge advantage on continuing to fight my battle for many more years to come.”
Corrie has now restarted chemotherapy and is doing “everything I can to fight this”.
The single will be released today and is available on a range of platforms.