"Being at the wheel, you feel so in control, like you’re finally in the driver’s seat, literally and metaphorically."
You feel lost about what happens next, and there’s a feeling of uncertainty, like could it come back? How do I get back to normal life, back into school, back into the routine before you had cancer?
After a disease you feel you’ve never had control of before, to then take control in that boat environment, with people that have gone through the same thing, who understand you, get you, and what you’ve been through, is really important.
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Being at the wheel, you feel so in control, like you’re finally in the driver’s seat, literally and metaphorically. You feel that sense of power. That’s a new feeling in you. You feel you must take control of your life because something could have taken it away. You find a new sense of who you are after you’ve had cancer.
I made new friends, and we made jokes you could never make outside of a trip like this. But you also have serious conversations about how things have been and share experiences and tips about getting back to a normal state after your disease.
You just throw yourself in and get involved with everything. I cooked on a boat, helped get ready to set sail, I helmed. I’ve had the opportunity to do loads of new things I never would’ve done without the Trust.”
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