Blooming Cancer: The Story of Juliet FitzPatrick

Leonore
Published on October 8th 2019
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A person standing in front of a flower garden
Juliet FitzPatrick was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2016. Since then, her life has been a whirlwind of appointments, a double mastectomy and campaigning for women who choose to live flat.
Her picture was seen by thousands on Piccadilly Square and Times Square across the pond.
While her life took a 180-degree turn in the last three years, one thing remained constant: her flowers.
Cut flowers were always present in her life, she explains in a blog post on her website. When she couldn't attend the Chelsea Flower Show in 2016 due to chemotherapy, her friends started sending her flower seeds - inspiring her to create her own show garden in her backyard.
I visited Juliet in her garden in London to hear her experience from first hand:
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