It’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month- a time to raise awareness, but most importantly find out what you can do to detect early signs of Breast Cancer.

With 1 in 8 women likely to develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetime, many of you will know somebody who has lived with this illness. For some, a mastectomy is the only way to treat the cancer, and it is those women who visit us before their surgery to make a sculpture with particular importance and poignance.

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Five years ago… Martinus had a stroke

We have faced the challenges of life together, always knowing that we could count on each other. Five years ago, while we were travelling to visit my then seriously ill mother, Martinus had a stroke. One cannot understand how drastically life can change in the course of a few seconds until one has experienced it. From the second I looked at his face, which was drooping on one side, and realised what had happened, almost everything we had taken for granted was turned upside down and inside out.

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