Professor Claire Wakefield leads one of Australia’s largest psycho-oncology research groups that is working towards improving the quality of life of families with children who have been diagnosed with cancer.
Prof Wakefield is head of the behavioural sciences unit for the Kids Cancer Centre at the Sydney Children’s Hospital.
She explains, “nobody wants to hear the words your child has cancer.”
I had the pleasure of interviewing bionic actress Angel Giuffria about growing up without a left arm, biomechatronics, acting, discrimination and her research in psychology.
She was such a lovely person to interview. We shared plenty of laughs and nerdy talk about prosthetic limb technology. There are also beautiful moments where the interview becomes more personal and emotive.
It has been more than three months since my best friend’s sister Amber has been gone. Gone from the very existence of life. The giants in her mind were raging storms that she could no longer avoid. Continue reading Finding hope in forever