John Caudwell: I spent £2m obtaining a diagnosis for my boy

IT IS often said that you can’t put a price on your family’s health and no one knows that more than John Caudwell. When his then 10-year-old son Rufus started experiencing panic attacks in 2005, John initially put it down to puberty.

But when Rufus’s symptoms grew to include a fear of vomiting, anxiety, signs of depression and agoraphobia – to such a degree that he didn’t leave the four walls of his family home for almost a decade – John knew something was seriously wrong.

“When I describe his symptoms to people, they assume they developed gradually but that wasn’t the case at all,” says John, the billionaire who founded Phones 4u in 1986 and sold it 20 years...
source: Express

2018-09-14 08:20
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