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Pseudomyxoma Survivor Teresa and her son

My 10-year-old son has recently been to pioneer week where he goes to his new secondary school for a week to experience life there. He was asked to write about someone who inspires them. He just told me that he wrote about me and how well I dealt with my operation and chemotherapy afterwards.

He doesn’t talk much about what we went through but when he does he surprises me how much it really affected him. He was only eight. Be brave, everyone, no matter what stage you are at with this dreadful disease.

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