Well-known Australian fashion designer Camilla Franks has revealed she’s been diagnosed with breast cancer.
The 42-year-old shared the news with her 307,000 Camilla With Love Instagram followers on Wednesday.
“This year, 18,000 women in this backyard of ours will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Today, I am one of them,” she wrote.
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“Like anyone who has felt the unrelenting terror of being diagnosed, cancer was certainly never part of my plan. It’s something that JP and I have spent the last few days trying to process and confront.”
“Like all life’s adversities, we are choosing to unite and face this one with acceptance, endurance and love. This is the only way – and I have the best kind of love by my side. As you know, my beautiful Luna Gypsy arrived only a few months ago, and it is her joy and warmth that remind me that this is a journey I will embark on with courage – for her and for us.
“The world of CAMILLA will continue to shine brightly, and while I won’t be stepping away completely, I know my tribe will continue to dance and bloom in my short absence.”
Camilla continued by asking for privacy during this difficult time.
“While I know I have your love and support, I also kindly request personal privacy whilst I enter the battlefield,” she said.
“This by no means is an easy chapter, but one I hope to share with you all once I am back on track.”
The new mum only recently returned to work from maternity leave after giving birth three months ago.
This morning Luna and I got lost in the stories of weaving in what felt like a sacred woman’s circle. We learnt about the art of indigenous basket weaving with one of this country’s most beautiful treasures. @delissawalkerartist opened our eyes even wider to the beauty of this incredible culture, its people and its stories. We sat next to shore and listened captivated as she told us about her Nanna Walker who was a renowned weaver known and loved by many. Beautiful Delissa continues her Nanna’s legacy through her own work and passion for teaching. Like her Nanna, her work is being celebrated in national galleries. This intricate craft of basket weaving was one I needed some special attention with! Thank you Delissa for your patience and for a magical experience, one we will remember forever ❤ xxC @queensland #thisisqueensland @tropicalnorthqueensland #exploretnq #camillawithlove #caravanofcamilla wearing: Inside My Mind Kaftan + Skirt (out soon)