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Cancer, Fear and Faith - Sarah’s Story

Cancer, Fear and Faith – Sarah’s Story

I will never forget that morning in November. The previous night after working night & day for weeks, I had finally finished my last essay to complete my Masters. I was exhausted & relieved. While my husband was on a client call in our office at home, I was having a cup of tea when my phone rang. It was my specialist doctor who I had seen on an unrelated issue weeks ago....

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She Is Singing – Jacqui’s Story

When I was 12 years old, I was diagnosed with Mosaic Turner’s Syndrome. One of the features of this condition is the absence of ovaries resulting in infertility. Being only 12 years of age I was not really thinking about the longer-term impact of this but when I turned 18 the reality of being unable to have children hit me. I was gutted. This was when my faith journey rea....

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She Is A Fighter – Bronwyn’s Story

With more than 20 years experience as a nurse, most recently as the Research Coordinator – Intensive Care at Wollongong Hospital, Bronwyn Johnson is very familiar with the world of medicine, disease and disability. But what happens when the practitioner becomes the patient? I meet Bronwyn in the living room of her suburban home. She greets me with a warm hug but there is wear....

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Naomi’s Story

My childhood was chaotic and marked by emotional and physical abuse. My father was unpredictable and controlling. I was a lonely child and would spend hours dressing up and pretending to be someone else. Unable to physically escape the instability of my home life I created an imaginary world where I was safe, happy and free. At 16 I was struggling with depression and bat....

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