Hi everyone! My name is Sarah, I’m 28 years old and from County Durham in the North East of England. Currently, I live (and work) with my husband in Dubai. Teaching abroad was something we always wanted to pursue and when the opportunity presented itself in 2015, we couldn’t turn it down! It was a new start, a new school, a new flat, new friends and a new adventure. We have loved every minute of living in Dubai and are still loving it now 🙂 After one year in the Middle East, we returned home to England in the summer of 2016 to get married. As you can see from the pictures below, we had a big fat Indian wedding followed by a week in NYC for our honeymoon! (Take me back!).

On the 4th of December 2016, I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Burkitt’s Lymphoma. This was not what we had in mind for our first year as a married couple 🙁 No more travelling, brunches and ladies nights in the city! Dubai peeps will understand the struggle!

After every test imaginable, we returned to England on the 16th of December to tell family and friends and to get a second opinion from a UK oncologist. After changing my mind a million times, I have decided to receive treatment in the UK with the support from family and friends.