Hey everyone;

I don’t really know the appropriate way to introduce yourself on this platform, so here goes and I apologise if I’m in the wrong place.

I guess I go by Dean on this website: I’m 25 and from SA. My mum has recently been diagnosed with disseminate breast cancer (meaning that it will eventually be terminal). We have been told “she has years, but [they] can’t say more than 10 and it could be significantly less”. In no uncertain terms, I am emotional and freaking out. Right now, the main thing I’m looking for going forward is support networks/groups and to make friends with relevant experiences and who can relate to what I’m going through.

I would love to catch up and meet with peers in SA, hopefully forming friendships that can carry us through the tough times ahead.

Please feel free to give me a poke to start up a conversation;