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Tragic loss: Catherine Buchanan

A father's letter to his dying daughter: Co Down man Richard Buchanan tells of heartbreak after daughter's death from leukaemia 

In a heartbreakingly moving message to his daughter who died from leukaemia, a Co Down dad has summed up his terrible loss in an emotional "love letter" to the 17-year-old. Richard Buchanan penned the poignant message capturing his deep feelings of love for his beautiful daughter Catherine as part of a special campaign this month to raise funds for leukaemia research.

Tara Boyle, manager of the Macmillan Support Centre at Altnagelvin Hospital

Two years ago Tara Boyle was the driving force behind a new support centre for cancer patients in the North West... then she found she had a rare form of the disease herself 

In what was a cruel twist of fate the woman who was the human dynamo behind a new support centre for cancer patients in the North West faced her own shock diagnosis with the disease. Just as she was about to see the fulfilment of three years of planning for the opening of the new Macmillan Support Centre in Londonderry, Tara Boyle was coming to terms with a stomach cancer diagnosis.

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