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YourPlaceYourSpace Health & wellbeing
16 Oct 2017 - YourPlaceYourSpace
Inspiration

People inspired - Kirsty, a Boobette diagnosed with breast cancer at 33

Kirsty Ward, at the age of 33 was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Almost 7 years on and Kirsty, by sharing her story, wants other people to learn from her mistakes. Breast cancer can hit women and men of all ages.  Self-check!   

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People inspired - Kirsty, a Boobette diagnosed with breast cancer at 33





Kirsty Ward, at the age of 33 was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Almost 7 years on and Kirsty, by sharing her story, wants other people to learn from her mistakes. Breast cancer can hit women and men of all ages.  Self-check!   


Kirsty was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at the age of 33. The tumour was 12cm and so advanced that the treatment started within weeks and was intense and severe.

 

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Kirsty never knew anyone her age could be affected by breast cancer, and she had never been told that self-checking for symptoms of breast cancer was important and something she should have been doing regularly. Had she known this, maybe her diagnosis would have been much sooner and the cancer less advanced than it was.

 

Kirsty found out about CoppaFeel at the end of her treatment, reading an article that the awesome Kris Hallenga had written.

 

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After going to CoppaFeel HQ, she knew she wanted to be a ‘Boobette’ and to raise awareness of the importance of self checking and knowing the signs and symptoms.

 

Kirsty has been to schools, colleges and businesses, raising awareness of the charity, telling her story and how important it is that people are checking their boobs and their pecs at least one a month!

 

West Midlands Fire Service have put CoppaFeel shower stickers in their changing rooms across all of their stations since Kirsty visited them, which Kirsty says is incredible. "If I help encourage one person to go to their GP if something doesn’t feel right, then I have done my job right, however I am hoping it is much more than that!" says Kirsty.

 

"I was one of the lucky ones and nearing my 40th birthday, I want to do something pretty spectacular for this incredible charity. We rely on donations and as one of the Midlands Boobettes, I am arranging a fundraiser next year."

 

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Let's help Kirsty get this event off the ground!  Use the link to get in touch with us and we'll hook you up.  

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YourPlaceYourSpace Health & wellbeing
12 Sep 2017 - YourPlaceYourSpace
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This man was so inspirational! In his memory, let's together build an even greater NHS!

Together we can keep the NHS great! Standing tall and proud in Cardiff! The statue of Aneurin Bevan, the founder of the National Health System, at the top of Queens Street.  

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YourPlaceYourSpace Health & wellbeing
15 Aug 2017 - YourPlaceYourSpace
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Go on - you can do it!

Come on give it a go! Great workouts on Sunday mornings in Handsworth Park. Well done to those that go for making the effort and making a difference. Well done Nishkam Centre for organising.

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YourPlaceYourSpace Health & wellbeing
12 Aug 2017 - YourPlaceYourSpace
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Sensory area for children with autism at WBA Football Club

This is great! WBA FC now have an accessible concourse including a sensory area for children with Autism.

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YourPlaceYourSpace Health & wellbeing
08 Aug 2017 - YourPlaceYourSpace
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For the love of Wales - NHS doctors walking the beautiful Welsh Coast

We call them the #WalkingDoctors on twitter and having spent so much of their young lives helping others both in Wales and overseas, these two inspirational young doctors are taking time out to walk the beautiful Welsh coast, taking in the stunning views that Wales has to offer.  

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