Sandra Barber - by Rankin

Sandra is a 48-year-old mother from Switzerland. She was diagnosed with breast cancer eight years ago and at the time was given one year to live by doctors. The cancer has spread and she is now having chemotherapy for a brain tumour. Although Sandra’s cancer is terminal she is determined to fight on. In Rankin’s image of her, Sandra feels she is displaying her ‘inner warrior’ as she battles her condition. 

She said: 

“Having cancer has made me more aware of how we are here for a very short time and how we should aim to live in the moment. When the time comes, I will embrace death and accept it with grace.”