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1st July 2022, 21:29

'Never lose Hope' sculpture commemorating Louis Baldachino's journey with Cancer unveiled

A sculpture commemorating Louis Baldachino's journey with Pancreatic cancer has been unveiled at the Primary Care Centre.

The idea is to inspire positivity and strength in those who are unwell.

Mr Baldachino was diagnosed with stage four Pancreatic cancer in 2015 and told he had just two to six months to live. Against the odds, despite other health complications and after various treatments and a clinical trial, it has now been seven years since his diagnosis.

He says his goal is to reach the 10 year milestone, which has just a 1% survival rate. He attributes much of his ability to fight the disease to his belief in never losing hope.

The Sculpture was created by Ermelinda Duarte and funded by the Gibraltar International Bank. It represents the journey patients undergo through disease.

Mr Baldachino says he hopes it will inspire others to keep faith, courage, strength and positivity.

The sculpture was unveiled at the PCC

The Sculpture, created by Ermelinda Duarte, represents the journey patients undergo through disease.

A plaque was unveiled by Louis Baldachino and Minister for Health Albert Isola