Patrick Williams had always slept well, until that night in May last year when he couldn’t sleep at all. His parents Julie-Ann and Raymond didn’t know what the problem was.
“Eventually he said, ‘It’s sore. I can’t lie on my side’,” Julie-Ann says. “He showed me this half-tennis-ball-size lump in his groin.”
Patrick was in hospital that night and the next day the family was given the diagnosis. “We had a meeting with the doctor, and he said it is looking like testicular cancer that has spread,” she says.