Date: Tuesday, 6 June 2006
Cystic Fibrosis Photography & Art Competition
On 17 April 2005, I took a photo of Jodrell Bank (pictured). This was entered into a Back the Kid competition. The aim of the competition was to enter a photo and describe what it meant to you as a Cystic Fibrosis sufferer.
This entry was a runner up.
The title of the entry was From this World to the Next.
Below is a description of what the photo meant to me:
“This place means a lot to me. Jodrell Bank is the location where Tom Baker departed from the behind-the-sofa Science Fiction program, Doctor Who, of which I am a fan. I took the picture on 17 April 2005, the day after the 16 years wait of Doctor Who finally returning to our television screens.
Not only is Tom Baker my favourite Doctor, but he was also the favourite of my older late brother, Paul.
On 15 October 1977, Paul died at the age of 6 from Cystic Fibrosis. Not long before his departure from this world to the next, he met our Doctor Who hero, Tom Baker. Paul may have died at a young age, but he left feeling satisfied that he had his photo taken with Tom Baker for the newspaper.
I was born in 1979 so I don’t know my brother apart from the special moments my parent’s share with me. The only link Paul and I have is the similarity of our lives from being Cystic Fibrosis sufferers, to being fanatics of the longest-running Science Fiction series, Doctor Who.“