Fortunately, a good friend of mine, whose Dad had recently died of cancer, gave me a copy of the Penny Brohn UK book called Nourish. I hadn’t heard of Penny Brohn UK but when I Googled it, I thought it looked fantastic.
Walking into Penny Brohn UK, I immediately felt a sense of relief; this was the whole person approach I was looking for.
When I went to the Treatment Support Clinic I was blown away – this was everything I’d hoped for in hospital but hadn’t received. I remember thinking YES! Nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, meditation; why is no one else talking about this?
I’ve been back to Penny Brohn many times, for meditation and for acupuncture before my chemotherapy sessions. I don’t know how I would have coped without it.
I had a phenomenal support system when I was going through cancer, yet I still felt lonely and isolated. What it must be like if you don’t have that help is beyond me. And that’s why Penny Brohn is so essential.
To get back to health, which is all anyone wants, isn’t just a job for your body. It takes your mind, your spirit and your emotions too. And the real experts in bringing all that together and offering it free of charge is Penny Brohn.
As many of one in two of us will have cancer at some point in our lives and we need to support each other through it. That’s why I urge you, if you can help just one charity this Christmas, please make it Penny Brohn UK.
You can make a donation right here, right now.
With your help and mine, Penny Brohn can continue to be a beacon of hope and expertise for people with cancer.
Today, thanks to them, I’m living proof that you can live well with cancer.
With thanks and best wishes