WATCH: Forget about day to day. Cancer requires you to live minute by minute.

This is what Cheryl de Wit discovered three years ago when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Today she is in remission. Here she talks about her cancer journey and how she faced her final day of chemo with a tiara on her head and a pair of fabulous pink stilettos.

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WATCH: Giving up was not an option for Cheryl de Wit

Cheryl is a breast cancer survivor who has been in remission for three years. When she was diagnosed things looked bleak – until she realised she had to fight with everything she had for the sake of her eight-year-old daughter.

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