Share Your Story: Barbara Vercruysse

Cancer U Thrivers Podcast

Share Your Story: Barbara Vercruysse

October 5, 2021

Share Your Story: Barbara Vercruysse

Barbara Vercruysse is a life coach. After surviving stage 4 skin cancer at 32, she decided to live her second life to the fullest. After running a construction business for 18 years, Barbara now dedicates herself to her true passion now: guiding people through deep transformations.

  • 02:52: My husband who is a lawyer was also combining that with being the salesperson in my business.
  • 05:05: We got the results; it’s melanoma and it is very deep.
  • 07:16: The first night in the hospital was the first time since the birth of my children that I was without kids.
  • 09:14: When I had my second surgery, I was practically told I had six more months.
  • 11:05: I didn’t realize how far the cancer was.
  • 14:33: Where did that knowledge or that idea that you needed to have a positive mindset, where did that come from?
  • 16:23: I have the best of relationships and it made me who I am.
  • 18:13: No, I will not die.
  • 20:14: I started reading books on spirituality, psychology, human behavior self-development.
  • 22:38: I survived the stage four cancer to end up here.
  • 24:36: What was your worst moment during that time?
  • 26:53: What was your best moment?
  • 28:04: What is one thing that you wish you had known at the very beginning of your cancer journey?
  • 30:40: Instead of getting out of the thunderstorm, learn how to dance in the rain.
  • 32:44: If you could only change one thing in the health care system in Belgium, what would it be and why?
  • 34:23: Thriver Rapid Fire Questions
  • 35:15: Aside from Cancer U, what is one resource that you would recommend for cancer patients and caregivers?


You may also like

Top Health Podcasts. Delivered to Your Inbox and Eardrums.

Join Our Newsletter

Proudly supported by:

Four Authors Untangle When Dad Has Dementia Virtual Q&A on the changes and challenges a dementia diagnosis.