Resilience is not a lack of tears. Resilience is about harnessing those tears and making something of them.
From Drought to Fire and Flood
As the Blaze Aid Teams arrive at farm sites, they are presented with farmers and communities who have faced a years long drought, followed by an unprecedented fire event and finally, flooding that has not been seen in this area in decades – they have weathered three incredible natural disasters in under a month. It sounds tremendous, but this is a story of bringing hope
Recommendations for reading through Lock Down
What an incredible few weeks? With some even more incredible things to come. I am not sure how the next few months will pan out – but I can tell you that after spending 12 months at home on chemotherapy, with much reduced contact with people and the outside world, that the any level of... Continue Reading →
2019 – Thats a Wrap
I usually sleep well, but I am an early riser. Morning comes, a faint light, as dawn breaks. I stir, roll over and breathe out. I feel my chest tighten, anxiety. “What is it? What am I worried about?” Seconds pass before I fully emerge from sleep, in these moments the enormity of the challenge... Continue Reading →
Shoot for the moon
even if you do not make it, you may still land among the stars* This year marks the 50th year since the moon landing. A remarkable feat of human ingenuity and the result of incredible perseverance. But a lesser known fact is that a full seven years before Neil Armstrong took those famous steps for... Continue Reading →
Diagnosis… and back again
To help raise money for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, Dan and I will be attempting to run* in the 2019 City2Surf. To further promote the event, the team at Cure Brain Cancer asked me to write a piece about how the diagnosis has changed our lives. The past 11 months have presented us with... Continue Reading →
Welcome & Thank you
This website has been set up to provide updates to our friends and family on my battle with a brain tumour and to share some of the experience. I don’t envisage I will be a frequent blogger but I wanted to, at the very least, acknowledge everyone that has supported and assisted us throughout this... Continue Reading →
Champagne & Skittles is a blog written by Cassandra Bennett, mother, wife, average accountant, sometimes blogger and patient. This website serves as a tool to update friends and family on my battle with a brain tumour and an occasional book review.
The Journey Begins
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton