Helen's family's LIV ON story

When Helen was diagnosed with cancer, it impacted everyone in her family in different ways. Hear from Helen herself what it has meant to her to hear her families stories. And listen to the stories of some of the members of her family who were there for Helen throughout her breast cancer treatment including her father Ian, niece Tahlia and brothers Duncan and Robin.

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"it wasn't just my fight, everyone who loves me was fighting too" Helen Hovrell, ONJ Centre patient

After watching her families stories, Helen did what most people would. She cried. Throughout her cancer treatment, Helen wasn't aware of how they felt, or how they coped until she watched their stories. One of the greatest learnings Helen has had from watching her families stories is how much strength she gave her family because of her fiercely positive and resilient attitude. In this video, Helen talks about how LIV ON and her families stories has helped her reflect on her experience, and bring them all closer together.

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Helen's family stories

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