Chris's Cancer Community & Your simPal

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About the organisation

Chris Lewis was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma stage IV in 2007. Originally from a business background he views cancer in a similar way as " a problem to solve". In his experience care outside of the clinical setting is poor and support for things like employment and relationships are not available to the people that need it. He began by public speaking on cancer support, but restrained by fluctuations in his health, he began blogging. Here he writes about his, and other people who were living with cancers' experiences to create a community of people going through the same things. His blog is now an international source of information, read by patients and clinicians around the world. He now owns his own charity, Your simPal, where he has a partnership with a mobile phone company. They provide phones and airtime to people affected by cancer to help them to keep in contact.