In January 2015, following a routine check by my vigilant GP, I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.
As a Brit living in Sydney, Australia since 2008, I realised over the following days just how many of my friends and family were scattered across the globe and different timezones.
The Fellowship of the Ringlets was originally just a tremendous pun and the title of a closed Facebook group I created to keep those distant friends and family in the loop and worry-free.
But over 12 months, my little group somehow grew from 80 to 800+ and became a veritable band of brothers, a support team like no other and a true Fellowship in every sense of the word.
Their love, laughter and rallying cries have been the greatest tonic a little ringlet'd cancer-face like me could have wished for.
The following letters, musings, incoherent ramblings and occasional bouts of bad language are for them all.
Welcome to the Fellowship of the Ringlets.
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