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Tragedy to hope

To lose someone you love while they are still in their 20s is hard to bear.

Inspired by her daughter, Angela MacVicar has turned the tragedy of losing Johanna after her long battle against leukaemia into something positive – Rainbow Valley.

As Angela says herself, our doctors are excellent and can help us through diagnosis and medical treatment. But, as Johanna knew, there is much more to living with and overcoming cancer – or any other condition.

Rainbow Valley’s long-term aim is to open its own therapy centre. In the meantime the cash raised by generous business owners and other groups will be used to help people dealing with a cancer diagnosis.

Vision getting closer

It was good to be able to visualise what the new MAYDS centre might look like.

The project has not yet been run past Argyll and Bute Council planners, but they will be as keen as anyone else to help make this project a success.

The high school pupils certainly loved the plans last Friday.