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The C-Word

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Watch Friday, October 21, 2016 at 10:30pm on WMHT-TV

 

Love, laughter, loneliness – the struggle against cancer stirs the emotions in this poignant drama based on an true story.

Lisa Lynch was 28 when first diagnosed with an aggressive, malignant tumour in her breast. Not exactly at the top of her list of things to do before 30. Not exactly at the top of any one’s list. One minute her life was normal, then, just like that, the normality was gone for ever.

Told with warmth and humour, The C Word follows Lisa’s journey, and the love and support she received from her devoted husband, Pete, and her family.

The diagnosis is unexpected. Recently married and dreamily planning her future, she never imagined that the disease would come to dominate her life.

Her only release is to write. To put all her thoughts and frustrations down in black and white. To write through her pain and come out the other side.

What starts off as a blog seen by few steadily becomes a profound inspiration to many – from fellow sufferers to those caring for them.

And, through it, Lisa comes to realise that her life is not defined by cancer, but by the love she inspires in others.

Powerful and heartfelt, it is a no-holds-barred yet tender portrayal of the reality of living with cancer, based on Lisa’s defiant words which in turn became the bestselling novel The C Word. Equally, it is a story about the power of love.