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From The Inside – Out Retreat

Beautiful You From the Inside – Out Retreat 18 to 20 July 2014 Special guest Grace Knight Beautiful you cancer charity inc is holding a Beautiful You from the Inside – Out Retreat on the 18th, 19th and 20th July. Grace Knight is kindly donating her time to entertain us at the retreat on the Saturday evening which is amazing.  There will be a 3 course sit down dinner. Thank you Grace Knight and Reginald Le Mann her guitarist. Grace Knight is one of the most enduring talents in Australian music. With Aria nominations and chart topping recordings in each of the past three decades, her...

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Cancer Survive It! by Michelle Brennan

Cancer Survive It!  by Michelle Brennan

Cancer. A blessing in disguise. Cancer is a blessing in disguise. A wake up call. A reality check. An opportunity to transform your life. An opportunity to take back your power, your health, and turn your life around into a life you love to live. Hello, my name is Michelle Brennan and I’ve now joined “the club”.  “The Cancer Club.”  Not by choice but I’m now one of the millions who either have cancer or have survived it.  My journey with cancer started about three years ago, I lived a hectic lifestyle, I was busy raising a family, promoting a book, public...

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Robyn beats cancer odds

Robyn beats cancer odds

Kristy Muir | 3rd February 2012 – Sunshine Coast Daily ONE Australian woman every 11 hours will lose her battle with ovarian cancer. The disease is said to be a silent killer, but medical experts say this is untrue. In fact, symptoms of abdominal or pelvis pain, abdominal bloating, needing to urinate often and feeling full quickly are often mistaken for menopause or other female discomforts. The hardest part about detecting this cancer is there is no early detection test. Pap smears and ultrasounds cannot detect it. Coast ovarian cancer survivor Robyn Woodrow was diagnosed with the disease...

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Robyn Woodrow – My Story

Robyn Woodrow – My Story

I was fortunate to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 45 – fortunate that it was detected very early though serendipitous circumstances.  With a strong family history of female cancer, I had been preparing (and being prepared) for this challenge for a while.  Notwithstanding, I still felt lost after my diagnosis, until I discovered the Beautiful You Program.  Immediately, I felt a sense of belonging.  Our cancer journeys were unique, but by sharing ‘travel stories’, the path became easier. One year on, my cancer ‘task’ is complete and I am moving on with my life. The last...

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My journey from Tracey Schwerin

My journey from Tracey Schwerin

Hi my name is Tracey. I am married with 3 boys. 15, 16 and 8 yrs old. My 89 year old grandmother lives with us also. She became very ill and was only expected to live approximately 6 or so months. The accommodation where she was at wasn’t suitable for her condition so we said that she could come and live with us. 3 and a half years later she is still here better than she was before she moved in. So you could imagine in my house hold with 2 teen ages an 8yr old, my husband, my nan and half the neighbourhood (the boys friends) popping in after school and staying on weekends how busy it...

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Renee Underhill

Renee Underhill

“You can’t let cancer stop you from living your life.” Upstream battle for best-ever parade By Lahnee Thomas, Sunshine Coast Daily – Monday 24 October 2011   RENEE Underhill knows this could be her last Christmas, so she’d decided to spend it doing something nice for others. The 32 year old mother of two was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer two years ago and knows she is living on borrowed time. So she is determined to give something back to the community she loves by making sure this year’s Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade is the best ever.   Renee has teamed up with Mooloolabah...

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