I want to bring awareness to cancer and help others try and get diagnosed early, as this could save someone's life. This is so important to me!
Little C stands for Cancer, and this is how I like to view and perceive my cancer – as little.
I’m bigger than my cancer; it’s small to me. I won’t let it define me, defeat me, or bring me down. I will beat it! The number 31 is my age, as I’m battling this cancer at the age of 31.
Many doctors and others have said to me “You’re so young!” They may be right, but the life experiences and obstacles I’ve had to climb especially over the past 10 years have made me feel older than I am. I’m always learning, but my perspective and wisdom on life are not of a normal 31-year-old. I don’t want any pity or people to feel sorry for me or to be known as that girl who had cancer. I want to be known as the girl who beat and fought cancer, who fought Little C!
My motto has always been “Knowledge is Power” and I have very encouraging parents who believed in my education and me – who encouraged me to be whatever I wanted to be.
When I started my degree, I was doing well, but just at the beginning of my second year at the age of 20, tragic hit my family. It was unforeseen and a huge shock to my system, to my life, to everything! My degree and my ambition to become a Solicitor had suddenly become something I was unsure about. My perspective on life had changed.
I decided that during the second year of my Law Degree, I would do something creative to release my negative energy into positive energy. I was always interested in Art, Makeup & Creativity in all forms from a young age. So I decided to a one-year VTCT Cosmetic Makeup Course at the end of 2008 at Kingston College. It was a breath of fresh air – a really fun and different side of myself to explore and to keep my mind positively busy.
It had sparked a passion, a love, a positive energy, a creativity, an ambition in me, which has stayed with me ever since.
The main thing I want to do is bring awareness, and I hope to bring some sort of higher consciousness to others in my own small way. I still have a lot to learn myself, and I will continue to keep learning and growing till the end. Trying to impart my knowledge to others, if they want to receive it.
AWARENESS is important because 1 in 2 is predicted to suffer from cancer in their lifetime.
That’s half the population. It’s like an epidemic – like a plague. It worries me, and I can’t sit back and do nothing about it and just get over it and carry on. I want to make a difference. Help others in my own small way, even if I save one life because of an early diagnosis, then that’s the main thing.
Dealing and coping with any type of cancer can make you think the worst. Each brave individual going through cancer is going at a different pace and following their own individual path.
Life can bring you down or raise you up. It’s your perception of the world and how you perceive the world, which can help you achieve the strength to fight on. Opening your mind up to Awareness, Spiritual Awareness, or a Higher Consciousness can show you the path to love, empathy, wisdom, fearlessness, understanding, and strength.
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