Having just given birth to my first child at the age of 32, my world fell apart when in October 2017 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Within 4 weeks of being diagnosed I had undergone a full course of fertility treatment and 2 surgeries. I started 23 weeks of intensive chemotherapy just before Christmas followed by 5 weeks of radiotherapy ending in July 2018. Before any of my treatment started I made the decision to take to social media and document my journey to try to raise awareness of breast cancers increasing occurrence in younger women. I was able to return to work in October 2018 and in November I was given the all clear. Exactly 1 year after my diagnosis.
Having been through the emotional and physical turmoil of the intense treatment I recognise the need for women to prioritise their health in order to live fully. Wellness both on the inside and out has become an enormous priority for me and I've received thousands of messages of support from women across Ireland and the UK who feel the same way.