At first, Finn was nervous about spending time on a boat and worried he wouldn’t make friends. “Throughout the week, you bond with people and get comfortable with your group,” he said.
There was an ‘unspoken understanding’ on his trip, instantly connecting everyone. It made for a really nice atmosphere where he didn’t have to talk about cancer, but everyone knew what everyone else had been through.
The trip was the first real chance Finn got to be around people his age who had been through the same thing. He made lots of friends, while picking up new skills like learning to steer the boat.
“I think I got better as I went on…” he says with a grin. “Originally I got the way the steering wheel turned the boat mixed up. That was not great.” Having these responsibilities helped him rebuild his confidence during his second recovery.
Being out on the open sea gave him a sense of freedom. He thought of hospital appointments and having to take medicine, and how being on a yacht gave him a chance to be in control for once.
"We’ve not had much control over our lives because of the experiences we’ve had. It’s really nice to be able to reclaim that. It was absolutely unforgettable. An amazing experience.”
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