(1) What’s your name and where do you come from?
My name is Stephen Crosby and I come from Peterlee County Durham. I came to Sheffield in 1984 to do Mathematics at University and loved the place. So I decided to stay. I have two lovely children and live in Swallownest.
(2) When did you first start visiting the Centre?
I can’t really remember how I found out about the centre. All I know is I have been coming for quite some time. I did have a couple of years away but started again at the back end of 2016 and have tried to attend twice a week ever since.
(3) What is it that you do at the Centre?
I use the chamber for Oxygen Therapy and go down to 2ATA/32 feet.
(4) When did you first get involved?
Although I have been coming for a very long time I have only recently been active in the centre. I have been lucky enough to be able to use the Centre’s facilities to manage both my Multiple Sclerosis and Lymphoma and went it transpired that the centre could also help with my daughter during her pregnancy I felt obliged to try and help in any way I could. I must admit I am very happy to do anything I can to help in any way I can.
(5) What do you like to do in your spare time?
I am a member of a Table Tennis team and try to play as often as I can. I have found this is a really good therapy for my MS. It keeps me active and it’s a great way to meet people.
(6) Which celebrity would you invite round for tea?
Wow, I have never really thought about anything like this. I really enjoy meeting people in general. It is really easy to get bogged down with day to day things and it’s nice to speak to other people. You never know who you are going to meet or what they might say and that’s great. But If I had to pick someone to have tea with, I would say someone like J.K Rowling to see how she went about the process of coming up with Harry Potter, and then there is also the link to MS as well.
(7) If you were shipwrecked on a desert island with food and water, which 2 things would you want to have with you?
Firstly my Black Labradoodle “George” – he is a big bundle of fluff and excellent company. He would make me get up and move around even when I didn’t really want to. Then there is a good book. I am currently reading Anne Franks diaries but I love anything from a good science fiction novel like ”Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline to a good thriller like “The Midnight Line” by Lee Child.
Please come and say hello if you see me at the Centre. I want to get to know everyone, and to find out what we have done for you and can do for you in the future. Thank you for taking the time to read this.