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Good News For Sheedy

Kevin Sheedy is told his bowel cancer surgery is a success.

Good News For Sheedy

Everton legend Kevin Sheedy has been told that his bowel cancer surgery has been successful.
Kevin, coach of the Blues Under-18s team at Finch Farm, is recovering well following his recent operation and declared that ‘my life has been saved through early detection’.
The tumour, which was at an early stage, in addition to lymph glands that were removed during the surgery have subsequently tested ‘all clear’ which means that he won’t require any further treatment.
Speaking to, Kevin said: “I will need regular checks to monitor my recovery. My symptoms were blood in my stools and a change in my bowel habits because I was always on the toilet.
“My mother died of bowel cancer two years ago and my father is in remission after a successful operation seven years ago.”
The former Everton and Republic of Ireland midfielder is now recuperating at home and knows full well that a prompt diagnosis was absolutely vital to the success of his treatment.
“I would strongly urge anybody who has concerns to go immediately to their GP,” he stressed. “My life has been saved through early detection and I am told that over 90% who are diagnosed at the earliest stage are successfully treated.
“Don’t be embarrassed to go otherwise you could die of that embarrassment.”
Since being diagnosed with the potentially life-threatening disease, Kevin has been moved by the volume of support he has received from people both inside and outside of football.
“I would like to say a massive thank-you to everybody who sent me messages of support, which I got from all over the world,” he said.
“It was very touching and really helped me to deal with my situation knowing that so many people were rooting for me. It would be impossible for me to personally reply to everybody but I would like to make special mention of my surgeon Mr Skaife, all of his staff and the staff on Ward 4 at Aintree Hospital who gave me the best treatment and support that I could ever have wished for.”
Messages can still be sent to Kevin via the email address

ian clarkegreat news kevin, all the best . made my day hope to see you at goodison soon .

Friday 28th September 11:56 Report Comment

Dave BarkerYou were always a winner Kev, well done.

Friday 28th September 02:40 Report Comment

Syl CordisIt`s absolutely brilliant news for Kevin & his family

Thursday 27th September 18:01 Report Comment

herbert abrahamAbsolutley fantastic news...all the best gave me great memories-still clear in my mind-in the best Everton team in history,a privalage to watch you,,,,good luck in the future....herby

Thursday 27th September 15:10 Report Comment

liam-james munroGreat news!!! keep fighting fit sheeds x

Thursday 27th September 12:50 Report Comment

glynn thomas jonesGreat news Kev,i saw you play a number of times ,great player,great bloke. Important that you are advising others to get checked out

Thursday 27th September 10:33 Report Comment

ian bruce weavergreat news sheeds get well soon

Wednesday 26th September 21:23 Report Comment

ian bruce weavergreat news sheeds get well soon

Wednesday 26th September 21:21 Report Comment

Karen ChambersFab news. Get well soon.

Wednesday 26th September 20:18 Report Comment

brian SephtonMade my day Good luck Kev

Wednesday 26th September 18:26 Report Comment

Dan SorensenGreat news Sheeds! COYB!

Wednesday 26th September 17:16 Report Comment

Peter SwansonFantastic news and great advice Kevin. Get well soon

Wednesday 26th September 15:06 Report Comment

David GrundyWell done Kevin and really good news. I hope you can rejoin the lads soon and carry on where you left off. David

Wednesday 26th September 14:18 Report Comment

james mcmahonGreat news. Looking forward to seeing him back working with the youngsters.

Wednesday 26th September 13:30 Report Comment

Craig StewartGreat news for an Everton legend. Get well soon!

Wednesday 26th September 13:14 Report Comment

maria hornbyThat's the news we all wanted get well soon kev we all love you

Wednesday 26th September 12:22 Report Comment

brian claysonPuts last nights result into proper perspective, great news Kevin,look after yourself.

Wednesday 26th September 11:59 Report Comment

g fellaBrilliant news, best of health to you Kevin

Wednesday 26th September 11:21 Report Comment

Ann CoathupAbsolutely brilliant news Kevin - praise God. So glad - big thanks the the medical staff. Wonderful news. Get well soon Kev.

Wednesday 26th September 10:25 Report Comment


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