Breast cancer survivor Muna Ausat has a very different life today then when she was diagnosed in 2010.
She was 47, living in London and juggling a fast packed career with raising three young sons when the lump in her breast was discovered and she was diagnosed.
Luckily, Muna responded well to surgery and treatment and she made a full recovery but it changed her outlook on life. Having lost her mother to the disease, she knew how lucky she was to recover.
The experience prompted Muna to quit her job and move with her family from London to Brightons after falling in love with the area. When the chance to model in the Breast Cancer Care fashion show came up she grabbed it.
Muna said: “Once you have had a cancer diagnosis, it puts your life in perspective. I no longer do things I don’t really want to do and the emphasis is now on life experiences and happiness.
“Moving here is one of the best decisions we’ve made. Everyone is so friendly and has the time to chat, it’s a completely different way of life from London.”
Husband Syed and sons Hasaan (22), Amaar (19) and Zaki (14) and extended family watched Muna strut her stuff at the Breast Cancer Care Show last week in Glasgow. The vintage lover was styled in designs from Frasers and Eleganza Sposa and even delivered a speech to the packed out audience at two shows.
She added: “Breast Cancer Care provided vital support for me so I wanted to thank them by taking part. The reaction from the audience was amazing and I loved every second.”
The charity work has inspired Muna to do more and she wants to promote self checking within the Muslim community and plans to join Falkirk Soroptimists.