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  • Derek Anderson


In 2014, during the work down at the Banana flats in Leith, I met Eddie, one of the residents. We have kept in touch long since the project has finished and we caught up a few times over years since. After meeting recently Eddie told me that he now had terminal cancer. After treatment for throat cancer some time ago, the cancer has returned and their is now no further treatment at this stage to stop the tumour progressing. After a long chat Eddie and I agreed that I would look to document his journey at this stage in his life and also interview and record him and his thoughts as time moves forward. Always the positive thinker is Eddie, he worried that we would still be talking and recording well after his prognosis of 6-9 months! Project Eddie has begun..