News from ACCORD

‘Living with Cancer’- Kathleen’s Story

For the last nine weeks Emma, an Occupational Therapy Student on placement at ACCORD has been working with Kathleen, one of our service users in Day Therapy Unit. Kathleen and Emma have been working together to produce a pamphlet which chronicles Kathleen’s journey living with Cancer.

Last Friday saw the launch of this heartfelt and inspirational account of one ladies life ‘living with (not dying of) cancer.’ Fellow service users, family, friends and staff came together in Day Therapy to celebrate and congratulate Kathleen (and Emma!) for all of their hard work.

Kathleen’s pamphlet is an honest and practical account of being diagnosed with a life limiting illness and how she chooses to cope with this every day. It even contains advice and tips for people who may be in the same situation and it is hoped that it can be as much help to others as it was to Kathleen.

You can view and download Kathleen’s pamphlet here.