"I’d always dreamed of being happily married with a family. I met my wife, Shirley, when I was in hospital. She was a nurse, so despite us getting on very well, we had to wait until I was transferred before pursuing anything. We’ve now been married for almost 30 years and we have three children: Siobhan, Seth and Molly. They’re now all grown up and off creating their own paths in life. I’ve never seen the faces of my wife and children, and I’ll never know what they look like. There were aspects of fatherhood that have been challenging, but there’s no point dwelling on these things. I am incredibly happy and proud of my wife and children. They’re the most important things in my life."
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