The winner of the 2021 FHT Student of the Year award, is...Suzanne Julian!
Already a qualified therapist and former owner of a successful salon, it wasn’t until Suzanne lost a very dear friend to an illness stemming from work-related stress that she recognised she had a gift that should be used to help others find their work/life balance. To enhance her existing skills, Suzanne registered onto Butterfly Touch’s Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care course, but faced her own personal health crisis part-way through the training: she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. Initially putting her training on hold, she decided to resume just a month later, working through each module at her own pace.
When nominating Suzanne, her tutor, Marie Duggan, wrote: “Although she was going for her cancer treatments during the pandemic and lockdowns, Suzanne also wanted to continue expanding her knowledge and experience so that when she was well again, she could support others going through the same journey. It was my pleasure and honour to give Suzanne her final certificate and nominate her for this award.”
Finalists: Tracy Butler Simmons and Anya Rae