Joan continued her journey as a volunteer for Coping with Cancer North East and basked in the support of family and friends. “I was surrounded by love, from my husband, my family and my friends. People lit candles for me, said a prayer and most importantly, laughed along with me. All this helped me to remain positive.”
After Steve came home he took the family on holiday before settling down. “Gradually the family started to live again. Barbara went to college and … Kylie went on being Kylie. But best of all, I have a purpose. I have new friends. I have a life.”
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