Have you ever met one of those people that you have nothing but admiration for? A few years ago I met blogger and PR, Lauren Mahon when I was teaching a photography workshop. She was super enthusiastic and chatty, which always makes me warm to someone.
A few months later and we’re sitting at the Barbican, eating cookies after she’s just dropped the breast cancer bomb. I was amazed though, because she almost made it sound like a good thing. Here was someone in a life threatening situation, and not only was she being positive, but also had a complete game plan of how she was going to make the most out of beating it... and there was no doubt that she was always going to beat it, she’s that determined!
Lauren has documented, blogger, and photographed the entire journey, in a very personal way, and whilst there’s the serious low points, it’s the highlights that really stand out. The story is of someone who not only refused to give up, but also tried to enjoy every moment she could. It’s now 18 months on, and Lauren’s Cancer is beaten! Yay! And on top of that, she’s put together a beautiful book of her story. She’s also got a whole range of ‘tit-tees’ (one of which I’m wearing below) to raise money for the various charities that have helped her. Amazing!
Last night was the launch of the book. Was great to hang out over a glass of prosecco and listen to her talk through the book, and to hear her family add even more to the story.
Lauren... you’re awesome! You kicked cancers arse! Fuck yeah!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻