29 Mar 2013
The Choice: Coping with Cancer: The true story of a mother's triumph over cancer
In 1988, Bernadette Bohan won a battle against cancer. But when she became pregnant seven years later, a doctor told her that it was likely to trigger a return of the disease. She didn’t hesitate and gave birth to the child she had longed for. However, her fight wasn’t over. Five years later the cancer attacked her body again. Bernadette made another choice. In desperation, she decided that her best chance of survival was not simply to be a passive patient and blindly follow her doctor’s advice, but to create her own prescription. When news of Bernadette’s triumph over cancer brought others flocking to her door seeking help, this ordinary Irish wife and mother found her life transformed. And she realised that her illness was a giftafter all. The Choice is an inspiring story of an ordinary woman’s spirited fight against cancer, which defied all the odds.