Sandy was a pioneering CML patient and was one of the very first people in the world to benefit from imatinib due to her participation in the very first study of the drug turning her critical diagnosis of CML into one she lived with for over 20 years.
Sandy founded CML Support UK and was also a founding member of CML Advocates - an international network of CML patient advocates.
She was passionate about art and used clay as her medium of expression in her studio and shop in London, which I have had the pleasure of visiting on occasion.
Sandy was a remarkable person who touched many lives with her art and her advocacy. On a personal note, she was a source of great strength and information to me when I was first diagnosed. It is down to her that I became interested in becoming a patient advocate myself.
She will be greatly missed by her partner, her family, her friends, and the CML community.