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Dear Friend,

I am so sorry to hear that your dear Dad has passed away. I know your pain. The sadness. The overwhelming emotion of dealing with the death of a loved one.

Your Dad’s death has brought back memories of my own mother’s death, not quite two years ago. The grief still residing just under my skin, waiting for a wound through which to surface.

I understand now the feelings of grief. I recognise the melancholy. I don’t stop myself from weeping at the thought of who I have lost.

And neither should you. Cry, remonstrate. Talk. Tell us how you are feeling. Laugh. Remember.

Be strong for your family.

I wrap my heart around you.



I am a scientist and a blogger. I have a PhD in the genetics of cardiovascular risk. My Mom died of cancer last year. We learnt a lot and met some amazing people. I want to share with others how to live positively with cancer, and make choices in end-of-life care. My top tip: Ask the difficult questions.

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