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Marilyn Marshall, an ambulance driver, and also a vicar’s wife,  was used to dealing with other people’s illnesses and listening to the concerns of others every day. But, when she herself was diagnosed with breast cancer, and then with secondary liver cancer with just weeks to live, she felt that the prayer support of those around her kept her going even through the darkest times. 

Marilyn features as part of the book ‘John Sentamu’s Hope Stories’ published by Darton Longman and Todd (Sept 2014). (ISBN: 978-0-232-53109-1).  Watch a short video of her hope story ‘Supported by other people’s prayers’ here: