At BuyMyWardrobe we're lucky that we get the chance to meet wonderful women from all walks of life doing amazing and inspiring things with their lives.
Every now and again we meet a woman who really stands out.
One such lady is Hannah Foxley, an inspirational woman we first came across two years ago. At the time we met Hannah she was starting out in a new business venture as a wealth expert and we were deeply moved by her story of how she came to the decision to resign from her secure job to take control of her own destiny.
On the 5th July 2011, at the age of 33 Hannah had been diagnosed with breast cancer and whilst she went through chemotherapy she found herself in a position where she had to continue to work full time to keep a roof over her head. The second blow came when days before chemo was due to finish she was given the devastating news that the cancer had returned a second time and her only option was a mastectomy.
Not ready to give up, Hannah made some radical changes and has since turned her life around. We've followed her courageous story over the past two years, as we've watched her grow she has inspired us in every way.
Through her business The Women's Wealth Expert she has spread the word to women about the importance of having financial protection and supported them in getting it. She has changed her diet and lifestyle to get to the peek of physical fitness and took part in a Tough Guy event last January, a gruelling mental and physical challenge. She's done a Ted talk, written a book and inspired and given hope to other women with her story. She has been featured (with photos of her mastectomy scars) in The Daily Mail, Huffington Post and this month's Cosmo and has become a proud ambassador for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
Through blogging Hannah has shared the ups and the downs of her journey of recovery and helped and inspired many women along the way. We've seen her build an amazing support system around her and we continue to be inspired by her everyday.
This should be the end of the story but a new chapter was unfolding....
In Feb 2014 Hannah discovered she had cancer again. This time in her liver and lungs.
Devastated but courageous as ever, Hannah decided to share her journey in a daily blog in the hope that in helping herself by sharing she will be able to help others.
Sadly Hannah passed away on 6th May 2014.
You can read Hannah's full story in her own words here