Our Impact – Wendy Nicol

17 Jul 2015 by sbm
Our Impact – Wendy Nicol


Meet Pink Hope member Wendy and hear about how Pink Hope is supporting her throughout her high risk journey.


I’m a Wife and Mum of two gorgeous children, and I work full time in the corporate world. I love to travel and read, and my passion in life is writing. I love to write novels and share them with the world. I also love trashy TV and chocolate, and on most nights, you will find me curled up in front of the TV with a good book. My personal story is on the Pink Hope website and covers my genetic testing and cancer diagnosis.

“Pink Hope have given me everything that I have needed to navigate my high-risk journey. Not only have they provided me with resources, contacts and information about what it means to be high-risk, but they have put me in touch with like-minded women who have supported and guided me along, and who have now become cherished friends. Pink Hope has been my lifeline through a very difficult time and I can’t say enough about how much their support has meant to me.”

How has Pink Hope helped you the most during your high risk journey? What resources or programs you have found most helpful?
I think the greatest gift that Pink Hope has given me, is the support I have received from the other women who are part of the community. It’s amazing to be able to talk to people who are going through or have been through the same thing as you, and who understand what it’s like to make difficult decisions about your future health and well being. The online support groups are a treasure for anyone who is going through their high risk or cancer journey.

What has it meant to you to be able to connect with other high risk women?
Connecting with other high risk women has meant the world to me and I am so pleased that many of them have become friends since we connected at the Pink Hope Conference and Getaway. What an amazing group of women they are!

Emma & Roe is all about creating a unique story and starting a conversation, what is the best bit of advice you would give to other families like yours?
Discovering the existence of the BRCA2 gene mutation in our family has been an emotional roller-coaster, but I wouldn’t change a thing we have been through on this journey. Knowledge is power, and with power, you are able to make important health decisions that affect the rest of your life. If I hadn’t found out about the BRCA 2 gene, then I wouldn’t have found my breast cancer at the early stage we did. Through genetic testing and screening, I was able to catch my cancer early and opt for surgery and treatments that mean I am still here today. Knowledge and power, can both lead to hope for the future.

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