HUDDERSFIELD woman Susan Kenyon is fighting breast cancer for the fifth time.
And now the brave battler has been chosen to help supermarket chain Morrisons raise funds for its charity of the year, Breast Cancer Campaign.
Mrs Kenyon, 58, was one of 375 people chosen by Morrisons stores around the country to drop £1 coins into collection buckets at exactly midday on Monday.
These donations brought the supermarket chain's fundraising total to £1m.
Mrs Kenyon, of Dalton, was chosen to perform the landmark donation by Morrisons at Waterloo because her two daughters - 34-year-old Miranda and 32-year-old Anne-Marie - work at the store.
Along with their father, Tony, Miranda and Anne-Marie have watched their mother struggle with breast cancer since 1991.
She had treatment that year , which was successful, but the cancer returned in the same spot in 1993.
She had an operation and chemotherapy and was well until 1997.
Again, the disease returned in the same place and she had more treatment.
She was struck down again in 2004 and had an operation - but then suffered a blood clot and had to go back into hospital.
Then, her cancer returned last year.
Despite all this, Mrs Kenyon is upbeat - her treatment is limited to pills and regular check-ups.
She said: "It's a long road to recovery and it's still going on.
"The worst thing about it all is waiting for test results. That can be a really anxious time.
"The hospitals often share staff, so you have to wait for someone to come from another hospital to give your results. You shouldn't have to."
Although she has a happy-go-lucky attitude, Mrs Kenyon has had her share of trauma during her 15 years fighting cancer.
She says she has come up against a lot of problems with the health service - including a shortage of breast cancer nurses, confusion over where she should be treated and long waiting times for treatment and tests.
She said: "You can't put the blame at any one person's door, it's just the way the system is. But the powers that be aren't going through this.
"I don't think people realise the trauma cancer patients go through.
" Nobody wants to complain, but I have had to push to get what I needed. You shouldn't have to, it's traumatic enough as it is."
Due to her experiences, Mrs Kenyon has backed the campaign to prevent planned surgery, maternity, gynaecological and children's services being moved from Huddersfield Royal Infirmary to Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax.
In 1996, Huddersfield people helped raise £1m for a breast cancer unit at HRI. Now, it could move to Halifax under the proposals.
Mrs Kenyon said: "If the breast care is taken to Halifax it will be a terrible shame."
She was among hundreds of people who have taken to Huddersfield's streets over the past few months in protest against the plans.
More than 5,000 letters of objection and petitions containing more than 50,000 names have also been sent to Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust.
Health chiefs are set to decide whether to go ahead with the move on March 22.
Mrs Kenyon wants to support breast cancer charity campaigns in future - if she has the time!
She is a babysitter for her four grandchildren while Anne-Marie and Miranda are at work.
"If I have the time I would campaign for breast cancer charities, but I am very limited at the moment."