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Have you ever heard someone say, I’m like a duck, calm on the surface but underneath I’m paddling furiously….well that’s what  it was like for me getting this cancer diagnosis and going through treatment.

When I say, I don’t think I would be here if it wasn’t for purple house, I don’t say that lightly!!!!

I was 38 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer….everyone’s reaction along with my own was, how can that be possible, I’m too young.



The following article is the personal story of Bray Cancer Support Centre client Cathy Lynch, whose son Dylan was diagnosed with leukaemia.  Cathy has written this story in order to help other parents who may be going through a similar journey with a child.  The story is in Cathy’s own words, please do not reproduce without gaining the permission of the author.  Copyright 2014 Cathy Lynch.