A Bangor man has bought multiple copies of Irfon Williams’ autobiography, Hawl i Fyw, as a gift for 19 secondary schools in Anglesey and Gwynedd.
Patrick Barry, who runs Patricksbar.com in Upper Bangor, feels strongly that young people should have the opportunity to read about Irfon’s accomplishments.
Irfon started writing Hawl i Fyw (Right to Live) while he was battling bowel cancer, and he completed it shortly before his death in May this year .
The father-of-five from Bangor, not only fought his own cancer battle but also fought for others in Wales, successfully challenging the Welsh Government to re-think their policy over access to drugs for cancer patients in Wales, as well as raising thousands of pounds for local cancer patients through the Team Irfon campaign.
In the book Irfon talks about his cancer journey, his childhood and training to be a nurse, which he says made him stronger and more able to deal with the cancer.
Patrick, a friend of Irfon, said: “It’s just something I wanted to do, so that pupils in Anglesey & Gwynedd schools can read about what an amazing man he was. He was a proud father to his children and did so much for the people of Wales.”
The autobiography, is now available to buy in all Welsh bookshops. In Bangor, copies are for sale in To Bach, the shop inside the Ty Golchi café. The book is also available to buy on Amazon priced £6.95
An English version of the book is expected to be printed in early next year.