A Letter from Lucy – Survive and Thrive

Dear Doctor, I would like to suggest that you tell your cancer patients about the supports available through Marie Keating organisation.

I have just completed a ‘Thrive and Survive ‘ course and it has been very helpful to me with my recovery.  The course gave me an opportunity to process my cancer journey over the past year.  I had my 2 surgeries, chemo and radiotherapy all during Covid. I had no opportunities to speak to anyone in similar circumstances to myself, hence having this course has been a great help.  The course got me used to talk about my breast cancer, without feeling upset and to talk openly to others about it.

A key element of the course was peer support, and this has continued outside of course time.  Particularly in this era of covid, it is important for us all to feel connected to others and to share our worries and thoughts in a safe space.

I would recommend that all cancer patients be made aware of the supports available through Marie Keating Foundation.

Kind regards,

Lucy Harrington