Maria was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer at the age of thirty-six. For her, this was a really surreal experience. One day you have a normal day-to-day life, and the next you are fighting to survive. Maria craved the normality she was used to but had to learn to adjust to changes in all aspects of her life. This journey taught her how life can change without warning. She turned her cancer journey into a positive and did not allow cancer to define who she is. It allowed her to find herself again, and to take a new outlook on life. This led Maria on a new career path, she is now a professional Loss and Grief Counsellor and a Lifestyle Coordinator helping people and their families dealing with loss due to illness. Maria has been a Cancer Connect Program volunteer since 2011.
Webinars presented by Maria: Body Image – “How do I reclaim my confidence after treatment?”