Claire Martin, Claire's Unexpected Adventure

Claire’s Unexpected Adventure – Post #1

I’ve caught cancer. Just like that. Like stepping in dog poo, or tripping over a pavement stone. And boy -was I ever surprised! Nothing like this has ever affected me before. So after dusting myself down I decided to video blog my journey.. in all it’s gory detail.. because it helps me talk about it, and hopefully it’ll help you – if (God forbid) anything like this was to ever happen to you.
Note: the first video is sad, but they get better, and funnier!
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  • Reply Glenn Manderson October 3, 2016 at 7:03 am

    Claire, I was vaguely aware of your challenge from Twitter but just recently discovered My Back Yard and have watched your journey in retrospect with great interest and might I say admiration in the way that you have dealt with this obstacle in your life. I have worked in the health sector (raising money) for more than a quarter century including Cystic Fibrosis, the Terry Fox organization, Diabetes, March of Dimes and now Kidney Foundation and I know people do not want to be defined by their illness and nor should they. Your willingness to share your story will be an inspiration to others to face up to their challenge, deal with it and move on. Again, thank you for sharing! Glenn

  • Reply Claire Martin October 5, 2016 at 6:08 am

    Thanks Glen.. I really appreciate it. It has been a haul, but the best part (if there can be a “best part” of this) has been the reaction to my public story. I have gained such strength from everybody reacting and reaching out to me. Here’s to living off that strength for decades to come!

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