On Lynn Faulds Wood
"Right until the end she was buoyant and optimistic; cheerfully thanking others, ceding nothing to despair or self-pity."
"People with cancer would just seek comfort from her. She would talk to them at inordinate length on the phone and listen to their fears, but always with a tone of optimism."
Lynn died at the age of 72: Lynn had been diagnosed with bowel cancer in her early 40s. A year on, she was told she had a 30 per cent chance of surviving. While her husband John contemplated the bleak prospect of life as a lone father, Lynn resolved to fight. ‘I’m convinced her courage and optimism played a part in her recovery. Her attitude was: “I’m going to beat this bugger,” ’ said John.
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