We’re in it together

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Page One - Moana and Charlene (2)I always thought it was really sad that there was a group of people that would get sick again, that  the cancer would come back. I never thought I’d be part of that group.

When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, the world stopped and the room started spinning.

But life went on. I thought I was in the clear.

Nine years after my breast cancer diagnosis, I was told it had come back.

My first thoughts were what about my kids? My husband? My twin, Charlene?

Charlene has been a real supporting force for me. She had to be my voice when I couldn’t speak. She knew what to say when I couldn’t say it. I think that’s a twin thing, we just know what each other is thinking.

It took me a while to come to terms with this diagnosis. That’s why it’s taken me a couple of years to really start using Sweet Louise’s services. I always thought other people deserved it more.

But that’s not the way Sweet Louise works; they want us to use the services and to treat ourselves to help us stay well.

When I think about the future, one of the saddest things I think about is not being a grandmother. I’ll just be a picture to my future grandkids.

It’s been hard financially since I had to leave my job but the vouchers have helped me do things with my family. We don’t know how much time I’ve got, so we spend as much time as we can together. That way they’ll have memories of me to talk about.

I’m just one of 580 Members you support. It’s help from people like you who make a difference in our lives. Thanks to you, I can cherish time with my family without worry.