PhilipCatshill

Name Philip Catshill
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Member Since Jul 02, 2011
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Philip Catshill is a former British police officer and lives in England. He has had several unique life experiences, near death encounters, physical disabilities and emotional incidents that have combined to provide a firm foundation for his excellent stories. 
At the age of 30, after combining an accidental blow to his head with a late night party, he survived a massive stroke. To return to the job he loved proved to be a sometimes amusing, sometimes daunting struggle that took 18 months.
With great pride in this achievement, he survived another 11 years as a fully operational, uniformed police sergeant. During this time, he stretched his mind to the limit by studying for a degree. 

It was meant to be a happy ever after ending to the tragedies, but just four weeks after his last exam to give him his degree, and 16 days after his second marriage, a road accident caused a second major stroke, bringing his working life to an abrupt end. 
Undaunted and determined to defy the paralysis, he took up music and art, achieving piano grade 3 and paintings that are quite simply breath-taking. (http://www.philipcatshill.co.uk)
As he approached his 60th birthday, Philip, who is still severely disabled, decided to write about that stroke from 30 years before. From that experience, there emerged the fictional character of Mike Newman. 
Like this fictional hero, Philip Catshill is the type of guy who never says, "I can't"

Philip adds:
"I'm glad I don't harbour any ill feelings because I think hatred consumes you quicker and more effectively than cancer. 
Life is for loving. We only have one crack at it and I am determined to enjoy every single minute of all that remains, and I can do that because when I was at my lowest and called out to God in despair, he was there! 
Prayer works, prayer heals, try it, and persevere with it.

Life is wonderful. Live it. Enjoy it."

Works

Russet Leaves

Russet Leaves

1 page, updated Nov 22, 2013G
28 reads votes 0 comments 0
Chester's Christmas

Chester's Christmas

2 pages, updated Dec 23, 2012PG
34 reads votes 1 comments 0
Death

Death

1 page, updated Jul 23, 2012G
85 reads votes 1 comments 0
The 50 word challenge

The 50 word challenge

1 page, updated Jun 28, 2012G
183 reads votes 2 comments 1
The Writers Collection Week 2 ~ Beaches

The Writers Collection Week 2 ~ Beaches

2 pages, updated Feb 13, 2012G
124 reads votes 1 comments 0
The Writers Collection Week 1 ~ Brazil

The Writers Collection Week 1 ~ Brazil

2 pages, updated Jan 28, 2012PG
160 reads votes 1 comments 0
The Lunch Box

The Lunch Box

1 page, updated Sep 03, 2011G
117 reads votes 0 comments 0
Granddad's Treasure

Granddad's Treasure

1 page, updated Jul 12, 2011G
143 reads votes 0 comments 0

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