My Special Day inspired me
After being diagnosed with cancer, Zara was always too tired to spend time with her friends. Willow arranged a Special Day for Zara at Center Parcs, giving her valuable time to have fun with those closest to her. She returned home with a new found inspiration to think positively about her illness.
"Before my diagnosis, I was an active 24 year old. I worked at a garden center and hoped for a future in horticulture and gardening.
After my diagnosis and surgery, a lot changed. I can no longer have children, I have to live at home with my parents as I can’t support myself and I even had to quit my horticulture course as I couldn’t physically cope with it.
I spent all of 2014 feeling very ill and was either at hospital or sat on the sofa at home. My friends would come and visit me but I never felt well enough to hang out with them. Most of the time I felt nauseous and too unwell to even have visitors.