James has been selflessly conducting himself to an amazing standard under extreme circumstances for over 5 years. He was diagnosed with a rare leukaemia in 2005 aged 32. He never moaned about it, despite having to stop flying as cabin crew as a result. Instead of feeling sorry for himself, he knuckled down and gained promotion to Crew Team Management where he helps cabin crew
daily. In one instance by flying to Dallas, for a week with a few hours
notice to assist with a crew member who was seriously hospitalised.James did not worry about his own cancer but saw fit to help the crew member instead.
On other occasions when James grew increasingly shattered from his
leukaemia, he assisted with the death of one of his team's husband who was sadly killed and helped with the formalities of the return of his body to Jamaica as well as supporting his crew member in returning to work after the tragedy. James always puts everyone else first. He is the first to smile at the beginning and end of the day,ignoring his own health issues and the decline in his wellbeing. He listens and understands people's problems at BA and even worked up to 5pm the day before his first ever 8 months of chemotherapy. James also helps at The Royal Marsden in a charitable listening capacity in his own time but never tells anyone.
For me,James is an inspiration,he loves BA,the Olympics and what it stands for and is back to full health.