I’ll never take my wellbeing for granted again

Yours magazine article
Julie is the subject of a two page article in the edition Yours magazine that’s out today.

Yours is a relatively new fortnightly Australian magazine aimed at women over 50. It’s a part of the Bauer Media Group and you can find out a bit about the magazine here. They also have a pretty active Facebook page, which is worth a look.

Here’s a few paragraphs of the article, written by Amelia Saw. There’s a link to a PDF of the whole article at the end.

“When I turn 60 in October, I will celebrate,” says Julie McCrossin, her brown eyes resolute as she looks out over a grey and windswept Freshwater Beach on Sydney’s northern shoreline.

But Julie’s desire to celebrate the milestone birthday is driven by more than a lust for gifts: 18 months ago, the former Good News Week host and ABC radio broadcaster was informed she might not be alive to see it.

In April 2013, after suffering from what she thought was nothing more than a persistent sore throat, Julie was diagnosed with stage four throat cancer.

“I was told I had an 80 per cent chance of recovery. So if there’s 10 people in the room, two of them will die… I found that a very startling piece of information.”

Click on this link to download the whole article as a PDF file.

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