‘What Cancer Taught Me’ – Brave Hearts Continue to Inspire

Olivia Millgate shares her story in the book. Photo: Suzy Watson

Each year more than 1,400 people in the Albury Wodonga area will hear the life changing words “you have cancer’.

At this time, cancer survivors’ stories often deliver strong motivational messages and generate positive feelings and visualisations that are beneficial to those newly diagnosed with cancer.

A free book produced by Brave Hearts on the Murray aims to showcase some local inspiration, by featuring 19 local people who have been diagnosed with different types of cancer.

David Ryan shares his story in ‘What Cancer Taught Me’ Photo: Suzy Watson

The book is made up of short stories, featuring their personal heartfelt words about what cancer taught them, along with stunning individual photos from professional photographer Suzy Watson.

Two of the co-founders of Brave Hearts on the Murray Jenny Black and Suzy Watson have worked closely with the participants and hope their stories will help those navigate the ensuing difficult days to find some silver linings to their challenge.

“They have taught us how indomitable the human spirit is,” Jenny said.

“They are each true Brave Hearts, epitomised by their courage, positive attitude and the love and support that surrounds them.”

Brave Hearts on the Murray have fundraised heavily for this project and generated funding to ensure a book can be given free to each person diagnosed in our region for the next five years. It will be distributed by cancer, medical, surgical, oncology and support service providers.

The locally produced book, “What Cancer Taught Me” will be launched on Wednesday 28 March, 6.30pm for 7.00pm at Albury Entertainment Centre.

Tickets for the launch can be purchased at braveheartsonthemurray.com.au