I adore this family. Janine radiates positivity, humour, confidence and charm – all things that would disappear from my personality if I was facing what she is – a terminal cancer diagnosis. But her personality shines through her daughters too, who have grown up in the shadow of cancer and who are adorable, brave young girls. The letter Sophia wrote to her mum brings a tear to my eye and was the inspiration for us to do Janine’s story in the form of a letter to her daughters. It certainly packs an emotional punch.
Janine has a message for us all – remember to check your boobs. She runs a facebook page called Boobie Date and hopes her story will remind us all how important it is to check for unusual lumps regularly.
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