Local author and cancer survivor
Godfrey Edward Meghoo will be signing copies of his book on the emotive subject
of cancer trauma this week.
Mr. Meghoo draws from his own
experience of being cancer-free since August 1989 and the experiences of other
survivors in his book “The Trauma of Cancer – Stories of Renewal after Great
The Christian minister, who has
served in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, focuses on the journey of cancer
patients, exploring their remission and providing interviews and observations
from his clinical study regarding how people view cancer, the trauma experienced
during diagnosis and treatment, the rediscovery of a purpose in life, as well
as a theological perspective of suffering.
Five years after Mr. 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.
Keenly interested in health issues,
Mr. Meghoo is a member of the Cancer Society, the Red Cross and is an avid
Before becoming a cancer patient,
he completed an Advanced Training Programme for Clergy in Cancer Care, having
been involved in hospital chaplaincy for many years.
In 2002, Queen Elizabeth awarded
him a certificate and Badge of Honour for his services to the people of the
He is involved in cancer counselling,
religious broadcasting, weddings and marriage counselling, as well as
one-to-one house calls to offer friendship and care.
Sheridan (Sherry) Robinson,
managing director of Catalyst Communications in Grand Cayman, is the book’s
editor and publisher.
Mr. Meghoo will be donating a
number of books to the Cancer Society in the Cayman Islands and will be doing a
series of book signings at local bookstores starting at Hobbies and Books on 28
Elgin Avenue, Piccadilly Centre on Friday, 26 February from 11am to 2pm and at
the store’s Grand Harbour location on Saturday, 27 February, from 11am to 2pm.