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My mum has been battling cancer in one form or another for a number of years. This is not to say that she wants any pity, she is still capable of boxing the ears of anyone who would do so.
She is angry, cancer is always unfair on the people and their families that it invades. She is angry because each time she beats it down it resurfaces carving another piece of her away.
This is why Macmillan, they see the anger and the unfairness of it all, the successes and the other.
Because one day an old lady walked into a Macmillan Centre angry and confused and was treated kindly and with patience; because that lady briefly for a time was able to share her burden and walk out of there with a little renewed hope.
Cancer is unfair, we all know this, but it shouldn't be fought alone and with Macmillan, it isn't.
So thank you Macmillan, and thank you to my mum for never giving up.