Q AND A: This week we hear from breast cancer survivor Naomi Smith.
Q AND A: This week we hear from breast cancer survivor Naomi Smith.

Q AND A: Naomi’s island holiday nightmare

THERE are so many truly remarkable people in the Noosa region.

Each and every one of us has a lifetime of achievements, thoughts, beliefs and lessons learned.

The Q&A feature is an opportunity to showcase some of the exceptional people in our proud region.

This week we hear from breast cancer survivor Naomi Smith.

1. What is something you really resent paying for?

I love a good bargain, so I resent paying full price for something if I know I can buy it for less online or in the sales. I enjoy shopping around to get the best deals.

2. What is the best advice you ever received?

You become a product of your environment, so choose your friends well and make your own path.

3. What do you do to relax?

My favourite chill out time is spent on the beach with friends or a good book under our Cool Cabana. It's the best thing ever.

4. What is one thing you would struggle to quit?

My guilty pleasure is my coffee. Especially first thing in the morning, nothing beats my morning coffee.

5. What do you wish you knew when you were younger?

I wish I'd learnt to buy lots of real estate when I was young and held on to it.

6. What is the worst injury you've had and how did it happen?

When I was in Hawaii I fell off a moped and tore the cartilage in my knee. I ended up in a wheelchair at the end of our holiday There was a silver lining though. We were lucky enough to score an upgrade to Business Class seats on the flight home.

7. What would your friends say is your worst habit?

My friends are too nice to answer that question, so I'm not really sure. Maybe they'll tell me after reading this.

8. What is the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?

My amazing fiancee Andy took care of me in so many ways while I was going through my breast cancer treatment in 2018-2019. It was a really tough journey but he was with me every step of the way reminding me that I was beautiful at times and safe, when I felt anything but.

9. If you could write a new law, what would it be?

0.05 per cent of our taxes to be paid to philanthropic organisations and we get to choose who to support.

10. What do you do when you have 30 minutes free?

I love to journal - it's a great way to clear my head and organise my thoughts and feelings.

Who would you like to see take part in our Q and A feature? Send contact ­details to matt.collins@ scnews.com. au or phone 5440 8030.


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