“All I could think about was my baby girl…”
For Marina, a 33-year-old cervical cancer survivor who was diagnosed in 2015, the worst part of cervical cancer wasn’t the diagnosis. It was the thought of leaving her child alone without a mother.
“There was no way in this world I was going to let the cancer beat me. I knew I had to be here for her and I am. She is my rock and kept me together and that’s why I’m here today.”
Keira, a mother of four, always put her marriage and children before her own needs. She ended up putting off her Pap-test for 7 years – and had pre-cancerous cells found when she “finally thought to take care of herself” and booked a cervical screening.
“I thank my lucky stars I didn’t leave it any longer. My 3 little kids need me around a lot longer and prevention is better than cure.”
For mothers like Marina and Keira, surviving cervical cancer means more cherished moments spent with their families.
ACCF helps to support and lend strength to women and families affected by cervical cancer, so that they can focus on what’s most important. But we need your help…
“I had no-one…”
Sam was 39 with two young kids living in regional NSW when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Due to an earlier cancer scare, she was vigilant about health checks and had been discussing some signs that something may not be right with her GP when an abnormal Pap test was returned. Watch Sam’s story…
This Mother’s Day, purchase a card for your mother in return for a donation to ACCF to give mothers like Sam, Marina and Keira access to support when they need it most.
Follow the link, choose your card design and write a message to your Mum, Grandmother or any other special mum in your life. You’ll then be taken through the secure donation process. Purchase your card here.
This year, we were able to appoint the first ever CerviCAN Support Coordinator but we need your help to keep this program running, for women all over Australia.