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An update on Mike Addelman and his family

(21 April 2017)

Many colleagues in Humanities will know Mike Addelman, who was our Press Officer for many years, and helped secure a huge amount of media coverage for our research. More recently he worked for the British Election Study. 

Mike’s partner, Sarah Wilson, has recently been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and secondary tumours in her spine. She has spent the last three months in hospital but is now at home and, while in pain, is able to move around the ground floor of their home with a Zimmer frame. 

Mike and Sarah have no downstairs bathroom or toilet, and have started a crowdfunding campaign to install a modest garden room, with space for a disabled wet room. It will be a space where she'll be able to look out onto her treasured garden. Being able to sit, feeling like she’s in the garden and watching the birds, will give her a lot of pleasure.