Press Release #2
Press Release: Free Press
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Positive Attitude Helps Beat Black
Almost Thirty years ago Yvonne Chamberlain was diagnosed with black melanoma and given
six weeks to live.
Today the Ferny Creek resident is happy and healthy, and puts it down to a, “spirit,
soul, and body makeover.”
She explained, “The doctor said I had six weeks to live, and had the fastest moving
cancer in the world.”
“He said he may have to amputate my leg, and I’m thinking I’m a mum with three little
children and I’m going to die anyway.
She refused to accept the diagnosis. “I said ‘let me do some research on what else I
“Life’s not fair but get over
it. Let go and start appreciating every day”
The result of discovery are detailed in her new book, Why Me? Kicking Cancer and Other Life-changing Stuff, which details her
whole body makeover.
“I realised I was sick mentally as well, I was being eaten up,” she said.
Yvonne Chamberlain went about changing her diet and her thought processes, which in
turn improved her relationships with her husband and her children.
She fully recovered from her terminal diagnosis, and has never had a day’s illness
“Life’s not fair but get over it. Let go, and start appreciating each day,” she
She is now vibrant and energetic, and loves to argue.
She said, “People look at me and say, ‘You can’t have a daughter who’s 38. You don’t
look old enough.”