Kara's big announcement

Kara sly dog added "big announcement" to this morning's Breakfast show schedule, without tellling ANYONE what the announcement was. 

Needless to say, we all shat our pants (figuratively... mostly) in the minutes leading up to her spilling the beans. 

Way to start our morning off on an emotional roller coaster, Kara.

Anticipation. Fear. Adrenaline. Relief and then finally, happiness.

No, she's not pregnant or leaving us (!!!).

Kara went to the Doctor's yesterday and found out she's officially 6 years in remission from stomach cancer. 

If you're someone who has had cancer and you don't have cancer anymore, it's always something in the back of your mind.


Kara explained: "If you're someone who has had cancer and you don't have cancer anymore, it's always something in the back of your mind... that it could come back, especially when it's out there all the time..." 

Every year 12.7 million people discover they have cancer and 7.6 million people die from the disease. As I'm sure you well know, it could happen to anyone at any time.  

"It's very emotional - cancer seems like it's always present. So, if you're trying not to get cancer back... it can be very stressful, so I'm very happy to announce that I don't have cancer."

So are we Kara! A huge congratulations to our girl for fighting off the disease and keeping it away for six years!

And what a quality reminder to tell the people you love how much they matter to you and to live life how you want to, because you never know how long you've got. 

 

Tell people that you love them and don't take your life or your health for granted.


Kara puts it best: "Whatever you're doing this morning, you know, tell people that you love them and don't take your life or your health for granted... because there's nothing like having cancer and then having to think about it for the rest of your life - to make you think about how lucky you are."