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Live each day as if it was your last…

Hello, everyone.

As I promised a while back, I want to use this blog as a space to help you get to know me, from my hopes and fears to my dreams and ambitions.

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month – created to raise awareness and understanding of blood cancers – which is as good a time as any to talk about my health.

Hello, everyone.

As I promised a while back, I want to use this blog as a space to help you get to know me, from my hopes and fears to my dreams and ambitions.

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month – created to raise awareness and understanding of blood cancers – which is as good a time as any to talk about my health.

Several years ago, I almost lost my life to acute myeloid leukaemia: a type of blood cancer that starts from young white blood cells called granulocytes or monocytes in the bone marrow. Both adults and children can get it, but it’s most regularly diagnosed in older people. Thanks to the incredible work of the doctors and nurses in London, I miraculously pulled through, although the stem cell transplant needed to stop the cancer returning left me with a secondary illness known as graft versus host disease. With this complication, the donated bone marrow or blood stem cells view the recipient’s body as foreign, and they attack the body. For me, this led to an auto-immune skin condition called vitiligo. While it’s not painful or dangerous, it does mean I have to be careful in the sun and look after my skin, which we should all do anyway. I consider it my badge of honour!

Several years ago, I almost lost my life to acute myeloid leukaemia: a type of blood cancer that starts from young white blood cells called granulocytes or monocytes in the bone marrow. Both adults and children can get it, but it’s most regularly diagnosed in older people. Thanks to the incredible work of the doctors and nurses in London, I miraculously pulled through, although the stem cell transplant needed to stop the cancer returning left me with a secondary illness known as graft versus host disease. With this complication, the donated bone marrow or blood stem cells view the recipient’s body as foreign, and they attack the body. For me, this led to an auto-immune skin condition called vitiligo. While it’s not painful or dangerous, it does mean I have to be careful in the sun and look after my skin, which we should all do anyway. I consider it my badge of honour!

That’s why I’ve created Pause: a line of all-natural products made in Britain that encourage you to give yourself time to rest, reflect and rejuvenate. After all, our health is most definitely our wealth. Check it out and look after yourself.

That’s why I’ve created Pause: a line of all-natural products made in Britain that encourage you to give yourself time to rest, reflect and rejuvenate. After all, our health is most definitely our wealth. Check it out and look after yourself.