Facebook helped me beat cancer

Caris Hedd-Bowen

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 Hodgkin’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: ‘I couldn’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.

‘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.’

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.

source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2423346/Facebook-helped-beat-cancer-Aspiring-model-22-says-support-received-site-gave-boost-fighting.html

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