Article last updated : 10/04/2013
One of Katie's Dad's musical heros, Wilko Johnson, has been diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer and sadly been given only months to live.
However, he has confronted his diagnosis head on and says that he have never felt so alive. Please read on for his amazing and inspiring story...
The former Dr Feelgood guitarist said the news made him feel "vividly alive" - and lifted the bouts of depression he had previously experienced.
He said "When I went in for the diagnosis and the doctor told me 'You've got cancer' it was quite plain it was an inoperable thing, there was nothing they could do."
"We walked out of there and I felt an elation of spirit. You're walking along and suddenly you're vividly alive. You're looking at the trees and the sky and everything and it's just 'whoah'.
Johnson explained he was given nine or 10 months to live and refused chemotherapy when it was clear it might only add another two months to his life.
"Right now it's just fantastic - it makes you feel alive. Just walking down the street you really feel alive."
"Every little thing you see, every cold breeze against your face, every brick in the road, you think 'I'm alive, I'm alive' - I hope I can hang onto that."
"I've had a fantastic life. When I think about the things that have happened to me and the things I've done, I think anybody who asks for more would just be being greedy. I don't wanna be greedy."
What an amazing man and we all know someone else who dealt with the same situation in a similar way.
Incidentally Wilko went to Westcliff High School for Boys, as did Katie's step Dad, while Katie attended the girl's school.