Treena Bray

Funny how the mind works in life and what you think about and when. I am by no means any sort of writer – but like most people, I guess I think I am clever with words from time to time. So here is my first foray into writing something that I think I would like to share with all of you.

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The Kehlers

Imagine being diagnosed with lung cancer in your early 60s, and just as you are in the throes of treatment, getting the news that your wife also has cancer.

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Anika Haroon

At 16, most girls are preoccupied with friends, dating, their Facebook status, and their grades… University life beckons.

For Anika Haroon, her 16th birthday was especially memorable as she was showered with excessive gifts, treated to a grand celebration, then delivered the startling news that she had Stage 4 Osteosarcoma (aka bone cancer) with a lung metastasis.

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Jocelyn Hastie

The walls in the exam room were covered in head and neck cancer posters. As the door closed behind the nurse, I felt those posters closing in on me. I wanted to run. I was afraid of what I was going to hear.

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Marloes Presti

At age 31 I was happily married and looking forward to a bright future when my world came crashing down. I was diagnosed with breast cancer.

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McFarlane Family

McFarlane Family

Twins Joss and Elone were just eight years old when their mum, Rene, was diagnosed with a rare malignant tumour in the base of her skull (rare as in, three in 10 million).

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Norma Sutton

Right from hearing the word ‘cancer’, Family and friends struggled to ‘relate’ to and understand what we were going through. They still do. They also have their own lives and problems to deal with.

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Shannon Boyle

You see, I don’t like the word cancer. I don’t want it in my world. I wanted a place in my house where I could put everything to do with cancer in one place and not have it sitting out where I would see it all the time.

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Matt Frank

Matt Frank has been transformed by thirst.

He was thirsty for exhilaration – an ambitious and high-performing athlete in his youth.

He was thirsty for knowledge – entering university with a goal and a promising future.

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