Emma Candy



London life in the post 9/11 world was not easy but there were exciting times and good friends.

A series of medical mistakes led down the wrong diagnostic path. In February 2003, after desperate attempts to get help, ovarian cysts were found. Her March post-operative tests did not show cancer. In June she knew something was wrong and her July 5th operation confirmed advanced ovarian cancer.

But it was already too late.

The surgeon told her mother she might only have six months.She beat his estimate by a month and died February 2004 after a tremendous fight.

The November before she held a party to celebrate her 36th birthday at the Kick Bar Shoreditch. She fretted about whether many people would come and was overjoyed when friends and family from near and far turned up to celebrate with her. It was a night to remember!




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