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Last Updated: Thursday, 16 March 2006, 06:54 GMT
Cancer woman's living 'memorial'
Nicki Embleton
Nicki Embleton took part in trials to find better cancer treatment
Breast cancer survivor Nicki Embleton is to be honoured on Thursday with a bench dedication at her favourite spot at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

In a twist on traditional memorials, a plaque on her bench reads: "Nicki Embleton loved sitting here...and still does - thanks to research into cancer".

The 41-year-old from Ossett, West Yorkshire, said: "It is a wonderful way of celebrating that I am still here."

The bench is one of a series being sited nationwide by Cancer Research UK.

Ms Embleton was diagnosed in 2004 and underwent surgery and months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

She said: "It is nearly two years since I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer and here I am today, feeling fit and well."

She chose the location for her bench as she is a regular visitor to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield, and spent four years working there in the late 1980s.

"I look forward to many more years sitting in my favourite spot," she said.


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