It came as a great shock to hear of the news that Aidan O'Connor, a contributor to our site JapanVisitor.com had been struck down with a rare type of Leukaemia (AML M4 - Acute Myelomonocytic Leukaemia).
Put simply, Aidan is a lovely man, kind and gentle, totally without malice, a caring husband to his wife and loving father to his two young children.
Now Aidan is struggling to survive as he needs an expensive bone marrow transplant to overcome his illness. Close friends of his in the Osaka area have rallied around and started an appeal site Save Aidan. We hope you can consider reading his story.
Aidan is a foodie and contributes book reviews for us on Japanese food and drink. You can read one of his guides to Japanese sake here.
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