I spoke about Laura a little while ago. She was so passionate about spreading CoppaFeel!'s boob-loving message in her boobette role. As a result, I'm sure she's inspired many young people (boys and girls) and encouraged them to think differently about breast cancer. It's not for frail old ladies. It can happen to anyone. You, me - your best mate, sister or brother.
Know your body and get checked if you feel something has changed. Most of us think we're just looking out for a glaringly obvious lump, but it's not that simple and lumps get missed. There are many other symptoms that I knew NOTHING about before starting my work with CoppaFeel! Pickering, dimpling, swelling, pain, a change in size and shape, nipple discharge, nipple inversion or change in direction, a rash or crusting of the nipple area - if you experience any of these then go see a doctor.
Don't make your boobs a taboo subject. Prompt mates to check themselves regularly and follow suit. Quite simply, the earlier it's found, the more likely you are to live a long and brilliant life.
Sadly Laura's life wasn't as long as it should've been, but it certainly was brilliant and full of colour.
Go check your boobs. Xxx