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Catherine Mayer - April 2015
The Guardian recently published a piece about the compelling story of Sarah Smith,a prospective parliamentary candidate for the Liberal Democrats who is continuing her campaign despite stage-three ovarian cancer. The article is written by Sarah's step-sister, who is a political journalist, and highlights Sarah's determination to continue campaigning and refusal to let her diagnosis keep her from her life's work:
"Her candidacy had validity before her diagnosis, she said, and she refused to accept that illness would stop her from being effective. Her local party agreed so she posted an open letter to constituents revealing her condition. 'I am telling you about this because I want to be open about what is happening to me, and because my treatment will undoubtedly affect my campaign. It will be harder for me to get out to meet you on the doorstep, although I will do that as much as I can.' "
For the full article, click here.
Original source: www.theguardian.com