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'I wish my mother was here every day' – rugby star on how losing his mum to cancer at the age of 12 shaped his future career

His mother’s face: Andrew Porter says Wendy was always smiling. Photo; Kyran O’Brien ‘I wish my mother was here every day’ – rugby star on how losing his mum to cancer at the age of 12 shaped his future career Independent.ie There’s not a waking day that Ireland rugby star, Andrew Porter, does not wish… Read More »

'This has been the hardest 'mental marathon' I've ever run' – Dental nurse credits service for supporting her through cancer treatment

The power of positive: ARC has been instrumental for Pamela McLoughlin’s recovery from breast cancer. Photo: Damien Eagers / INM Head of Services at ARC, Patricia Pugh. Photo: Kyran O’Brien ‘This has been the hardest ‘mental marathon’ I’ve ever run’ – Dental nurse credits service for supporting her through cancer treatment Independent.ie Grief surprises. Sometimes… Read More »

'It took years to get over the trauma of being diagnosed with cancer' – Mum told she had aggressive breast cancer at just 32

Sarah Murray with her daughter Sadie (5) and and nine-month-old son Seán, who was born after breast cancer treatment. Photo: Mark Condren ‘It took years to get over the trauma of being diagnosed with cancer’ – Mum told she had aggressive breast cancer at just 32 Independent.ie Four years ago, Sarah Murray was in her… Read More »