I was diagnosed with cancer six years ago. Along the way, I learned a lot of things about people and more importantly, about myself.
I learned that I am actually mortal – shocking, I know! I learned that cancer is a word not a sentence. I learned it is okay to say no, but it is more fun to say yes. I no longer suffer fools gladly, but I find I am quite happy to make a fool of myself. And I learned that life is good and that when you do good things for other people, like volunteering with the amazing people at Cancer Council Tasmania, life gets even better.
I got involved with CCT as a way to connect with others who had experienced close contact with cancer, to talk to others who had known the terror of a cancer diagnosis. Being a part of such a joyous celebration of hurdles and milestones and love, and being a member of the Cancer Council Tasmania family, comforts and soothes my soul. I treasure the experiences and the friendships I have made.