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Joy Geaney – Individual Member (Redlands Sea Dragons)

I started my Dragon Boat journey in 2007. While having treatment for Breast Cancer I watched the local Dragon Boats having fun out on the…

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Robyn Norris – Individual Member

The definition of “tribe” that I choose is, a large family or other group that someone belongs to, and this is how I feel about the tribe I have joined. My breast cancer…

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Kerrie Dowding – DA Penrith

I am a long time BC survivor, first 1992 at age 39, treatment was surgery. Second time was 1997 again surgery and then in 2011…

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Robyn Long – DA Townsville

Diagnosed with Stage 3 BC in 2013 (3 surgeries, 6 sessions of chemo, 6 weeks of daily radiation). Developed MRSA (Golden Staff) through an infected…

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Kim Tito – DA Canberra

Joining Dragons Abreast gave me a team – it’s been a lot of years since I was involved in a team sport, and nothing epitomises…

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Ocean Pool Odyssey – DA Wollumbin

A Girl and Her E Bike Follow the adventures of our Dragons Abreast Wollumbin Members, Linda Cash, Megan Main and Jeanette Mouatt as they show…

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Janelle Pritchard – DA Brisbane

Janelle (known within the DAA and the Brisbane club as ‘JP’), was first diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2002.  ‘What a wet fish in the…

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Anne Tunnah – DA Mackay

I was diagnosed in 2005 and after completing treatment, I heard our current President and founder, Cheryl Machen, speak about Dragons Abreast at a function….

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Julie Chynoweth – DA Canberra

Just say yes! Following my first breast cancer diagnosis in 2013, Lisi Bromley, a workmate, talked to me about dragon boating. It sounded great, but,…

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Fiona Maguire – DA Canberra

Serendipity I love being outside in nature and I love being on the water; being a fish sign and all. It’s little wonder that I…

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Sugar Masangcay – DA Canberra

Journey to self-re-discovery After a year of battling with cancer, I felt the need to do something for myself, something to help me focus on…

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Megan Davis – DA Canberra

Paddling out of my comfort zone I joined Dragons Abreast Canberra late 2019 after attending a come and try session in October after seeing a…

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