Blessed with time, wisdom and perspective: Catherine is finally ready to tell her story.
Catherine was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013. Ever since, she has wrapped herself, husband Jim and 16-year-old daughter Annie in a protective blanket, controlling what she can of a very invasive illness.
Jo’s mother, Mary, fought breast cancer for 15 years before passing away from a secondary cancer at Mater in 2010.
Now 11 years later Jo is going through her own cancer journey.