Cancer victim Matt Gilbert's poetry anthology launched

  • 17 November 2013
  • From the section Devon
Matt Gilbert
Image caption Matt Gilbert died of cancer in July

A poetry anthology written by a teenager who died of cancer has been launched.

Matt Gilbert, who was 19 and from Ivybridge in Devon, was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2012.

He created a wish-list of things to do before he died, which included having his poetry published.

Matt's father, Tim Gilbert, said: "He never let the cancer get to him, he was a remarkable young man, who far surpassed anything I could achieve."

The proceeds from his anthology of poetry, which is called The Gilbert Collection, are going to the Everyman cancer charity.

Matt, who died in July, had his book officially launched at Ivybridge Library.

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