I speak english
34 years old
Group: 14 to 18 years old
When I took part in the expedition, I was: in remission
In January 2015, I was diagnosed with stage III a Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Why did you choose to take part in an expedition with the foundation?
During my chemotherapy treatment in 2015, the wonderful ladies who ran our teen group in our clinic had mentioned it to me as well as a few others in our group and gave us lots of information on the expedition and it really intrigued me. When I heard that this expedition was dogsledding I became more interested due to my love for dogs, and dog sledding was always something I wanted to experience.
What were you fears or doubts before you jumped into the adventure?
I didn’t have any doubts or fears, but I was a little bit nervous but very excited to make memories and have an experience of a lifetime which was an amazing opportunity.
What memories and benefits did you bring back home?
This expedition taught me so much about myself, about others, and about what other people go through, that nobody else can understand. My favourite memory was when we all sat in the main tent to eat our meals and talk about our lives, our own experiences, our own treatments, we became a huge family and to this day most of us are all still in touch and communicate with each other very often.