‘Tracey showed great courage, I Tried To do The same’
Cathy, 43, says: I was horrified when I found out Tracey had cancer but had to be strong for her and stay positive. That’s the way we’ve always been as a family. My approach with her was, ‘It is what it is, it’s curable and you’ll be fine.’ I told her that we’d be on this journey together and Tracey showed great courage. When I got diagnosed I tried to do the same. I knew, whatever I was going to face, I could pick up the phone for a chat. And of course, battling cancer, you go through a lot of emotions and feelings, Tracey was there to let me know the way I was feeling was OK. We were close before, but this has definitely made our bond even stronger. We’re best friends.