When I was asked to be an ambassador for Cork Cancer Care Centre, I was truly honoured. I can’t put into words how special this place is. This Centre and the staff working here have been an invaluable source of support to me and many others and it has in no small part contributed to my ongoing recovery following my breast cancer diagnosis in 2019.
Once you step inside the beautiful purple door on St. Paul’s Avenue, it really is a haven.. it’s a safe place, where you don’t have to put on a brave face, or you don’t have to pretend to be ‘better’ again. Here, you meet others who understand first-hand how you feel, because they have been there themselves or have had someone close to them go through similar.
Its like coming home to somewhere both familiar and comforting. The therapies, counselling and friendships/ conversations get you through your darkest days and are all a valuable part of the healing process after the trauma that is cancer.
The first time I visited the centre I was broken, and a shell of my former self. The centre has provided me and so many others with the tools to start getting our lives back on track, and I will never be able to thank them enough.
Being an ambassador for Cork Cancer Care Centre is a privilege, and it means I have an opportunity to be able to share my story widely, spread the word about the work done by these incredible people, and give back in some small way.
For anyone who’s just had that horrific conversation with their doctor, and at this moment in time it might feel like their world is falling apart, they can know they are NOT alone, and the support is out there for you in Cork Cancer Care Centre