An aspiring model says the overwhelming support she received from her Facebook friends is the secret behind her cancer recovery.
Caris Hedd-Bowen, who has 2,127 friends on the social networking website, was told she had Hodgkinâ€™s lymphoma in January after doctors spotted a lump on her chest.
Within days of being diagnosed, she began a gruelling chemotherapy regime in an attempt to tackle the cancer.
Ms Hedd-Bowen said: â€˜I couldnâ€™t believe it. I was only 21 and my head filled with a thousand thoughts, including the faces of my two sons Travis and Finley, when I was diagnosed.
â€˜It was heart-breaking to think I may not be around to watch my boys grow up. I knew I had to get on with it and beat it.â€™
As a way of dealing with the stress, Ms Hedd-Bowen, now 22, shared her fight with contacts on Facebook, and was amazed by the feedback she received.