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Cansu Kucuk - October 2014
The Guardian published an article by Cansu Kucuk, a breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed at age 25 and it was this experience that inspired her to get her master’s degree in marketing and communications. In the article, Kucuk explains how attending university during her cancer journey helped her get through it:
"By taking control of one aspect of my life, not only did it feel like I was achieving something and moving forward, the amount I learnt from the lecturers and students I met on the course was priceless. The support I received from the disability office at Birkbeck on my toughest days kept me going.
Studying gave me the willpower to get through the most frightening days of my life – there’s little time to think about how much your bones hurt when you’re busy studying for exams and planning projects for group assignments."
For information on how cancer can be an inspiration for career change, click here.
For the full article, click here.
Original source: www.theguardian.com