mandi laing

Mandi Laing – Hampshire

Although born in London, Mandi has moved about and lived for a while in Minneapolis before returning to the UK and settling in Basingstoke. Married to Iain, she has six stepdaughters and two grandchildren. She works in the treasury function of a large multi-national private company.

Mandi was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 1986 and subsequently with anal cancer in 2010. Treatment of the latter included the creation of a permanent stoma. At this point she reassessed her life. She became a magistrate and got involved with various voluntary initiatives, including Colostomy UK.

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