Our client, Karen Shaw, also refused to let breast cancer define her and was determined to leave a final gift of hope by fundraising to bring our life-changing Living Well courses to Cornwall.
Karen, of Truro, was first diagnosed in 2001 but, following treatment, was cancer-free for nine years. Sadly, it returned and was incurable. She was so impressed with her Living Well course that as her final gift she raised £12,000 in around a year, so we could host three courses in her name across Cornwall in 2015.
Close to her passing, Karen was happy knowing they would bring hope to Cornish cancer patients.
Her widower Gerry said: “She was so positive and put us all to shame. Karen selflessly accepted her fate and wanted to help others deal with the disease. She achieved that.”