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‘I’m not an inspiration’ — Lynsey Bennett offers ‘positive’ health update

Extra.ie logo Extra.ie 12/03/2022 Liam De Brun

Lynsey Bennett has admitted she’s uncomfortable being called an inspiration as she shared a positive update after her recent bout of cancer treatment in Germany.

The CervicalCheck campaigner recently returned home to Ireland after after receiving specialist treatment in Germany for her tumour, which thankfully appears to be responding to medication.

The 33-year-old mum-of-two is feeling optimistic after seeing people who believe in what she’s doing and gaining ‘good outlooks’ on life.

Lynsey Bennett believes she’s on ‘a fantastic path’ after receiving further cancer treatment in Germany. Pic: Instagram/Lynsey Bennett © Provided by Extra.ie Lynsey Bennett believes she’s on ‘a fantastic path’ after receiving further cancer treatment in Germany. Pic: Instagram/Lynsey Bennett

‘I really believe that I am on such a fantastic path once again. I’ve got that boost that I needed going to the clinic and having people believing in what you’re doing, and showing more and more techniques, and good outlooks on life no matter what your situation is,’ she told RSVP.

Despite receiving huge support for her honesty, Lynsey does not think she’s an ‘inspiration’.

She said: ‘What I find the hardest is when people say that “you’re an inspiration” — I do not feel that I am, in any way, an inspiration. I’m just a Longford gal, I’m a mum, I’m a patient and I’m just a gal in her 30s trying to enjoy life as best I can through all the drama and all the scenarios that love to happen to each of us.

Lynsey was reunited with her family after her time in Germany last week. Photo: Instagram / Lynsey Bennett © Provided by Extra.ie Lynsey was reunited with her family after her time in Germany last week. Photo: Instagram / Lynsey Bennett

‘It’s just my page, and I put up what I do and I put up what I think will help, and that’s what I think of it as. I’ve learned that what everyone feels about certain things, there is always somebody out there who feels the same way too. To be there for people as best I can.’

Leaving her family to receive treatment abroad is the ‘one downside’ as Lynsey admitted ‘you obviously will end up missing a few things’.

‘My daughter’s play was on, I did get to watch it through Facetime alright, but you still want to be there to celebrate with her afterwards.

Lynsey doesn’t see herself as an ‘inspiration’. Pic: Virgin Media Television © Provided by Extra.ie Lynsey doesn’t see herself as an ‘inspiration’. Pic: Virgin Media Television

‘There are little things like that you have to miss, whereas if I was in the country I would have a chance of going no matter what clinic I would be in.

‘That’s why it would be a dream to get something set up here,’ she said.

The support of her two daughters, Hailee and Zoe, means the world to Lynsey, who praised her children for accepting the trips abroad are to ‘help Mammy’.

Lynsey praised her children for being understanding of her trips abroad. Photo: Lynsey Bennett © Provided by Extra.ie Lynsey praised her children for being understanding of her trips abroad. Photo: Lynsey Bennett

‘Because of Mexico, when I went and it being in lockdown, and them seeing how much it benefited me, and now also seeing how much Germany benefitted me, they absolutely are delighted that I have somewhere to go.

‘They completely understand that this is for helping Mammy. They saw the four years of hell that we went through with all the different treatments that I had done in Ireland, and all the different operations, and appointments.

‘They completely understand why I go and like, Hailee loves the fact that she can come and visit now,’ she said.

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