141: The York Journey to Beating Childhood Cancer

with me, Lisa York

There is something good in every difficulty. Because every cloud has a silver lining.

[Lisa York]

This week I have something a little different for you. This solo episode is not only the last one of this season and of 2018 – it also represents a final chapter in the Yorks’ life. In this episode, I – Lisa York – talk about our family’s journey of beating childhood cancer, as our third son, Benny, prepares to have his last chemotherapy treatment on the 21st December 2018 in Sydney. An uncut, unedited video version of this episode is also available, so if you’d like to get an idea of what recording a podcast entails (warts and all) here’s your chance.

As you may already know if you’re a regular listener to the show, our son Benny was diagnosed with leukemia shortly before his third birthday when we were living in London (UK). In this episode, I talk you through Benny’s devastating diagnosis, those hard few months of chemotherapy, and how we handled our darkest hour after moving to Canberra (Australia). It’s a story full of twists and turns, lots of tears, tiredness, and difficulties.

But as we move back to Sydney and prepare for Benny’s last treatment, we are entering a new, exciting chapter of our lives. I am grateful for the people who shared this journey with us and feel lucky and blessed for the way Benny’s leukemia has changed me and helped me grow as a person. This podcast and my online membership – Let’s Conquer Motherhood – wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for what we experienced over the last few years.

We are a family who survived childhood cancer. And for me, the lesson to be learnt is that there’s something good in every situation, even in adversity. So I want you to hold on to this.

Tomorrow is another day.

And you too, will get through it.

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