Hello to all our Scar Stories supporters, patients, survivors, volunteers and members.
We have some fantastic news!
We've recruited a Project Leader and she's amazing! Introducing Vicky Pellowe: a Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma survivor since January 2017, FIFO worker in Western Australia, Bachelor of Psychological Science graduate and keen advocate for Young Adult Cancer support.
We are seriously lucky to have found Vicky just in time for our President and CEO, Jasmine to go on maternity leave for 12 months. Vicky is so excited to dive straight in and get her hands dirty for Scar Stories. There are photoshoots and fundraisers to be planned, social media to catch up on, and a world of #YAcancer advocacy to delve into. It's a big undertaking and the whole Scar Stories team is ready to support her through the transition. Read more about Vicky below:
After being told I was in remission on January 11th this year, I searched everywhere for charities, companies, support groups, anything, anyone that could give me some advice or answers, to the thousands of questions I had floating around my head. Turns out at 29, I was "too old for young person cancer = under 25" and "too young for older person cancer = over 40." Oh.....so where do I go? The day I was diagnosed, I had been married for less than 6 months, my husband and I had just bought our first home earlier that same week and we were planning to start our family together. Then, quicker than you can say "lie still for a PET Scan," I went from my happy little newly-wed world to a doctors office, calmly being told that the treatment necessary to save my life, would significantly impact my chances to have any children in the future. I am now 100% committed to helping support any cause raising awareness, funds and research, into the unique challenges faced by young adults dealing with cancer.