Hannah shines light on courageous battle

Dr Hanah Hodge,'Beyond the Big C,'Hannah with 3 pieces,'Opening Lines ( 4 operations, painting of paper, framed )'Reach Out (Ceramic and wood, Small hand )'Autumn Missed ( 3 Silks on wooden frame).'Photo by Paul Mc Sherry 19th Aug 2011.
Dr Hanah Hodge,'Beyond the Big C,'Hannah with 3 pieces,'Opening Lines ( 4 operations, painting of paper, framed )'Reach Out (Ceramic and wood, Small hand )'Autumn Missed ( 3 Silks on wooden frame).'Photo by Paul Mc Sherry 19th Aug 2011.

A TALENTED doctor is staging an exhibition about her battle with cancer.

Hannah Hodge had her life turned upside down when she was diagnosed with bowel cancer in September 2001 at the age of just 33.

She was working as a doctor in Pakistan, but returned home after falling ill.

Following months of gruelling surgery, Hannah started to piece her life back together. It was during her recovery that she turned to art to express how she felt coping with the disease.

Now, to mark 10 years since she was diagnosed with cancer, Hannah has put together an exhibition of photos, ceramics, and artwork that will be displayed in the Mitchell Library Gallery, in Glasgow.

Hannah’s artwork was inspired by the support she received from the Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre.

Many of the pieces were created at the Christian retreat centre, The Bield at Blackruthven, in Perth.

The 43-year-old paediatrics doctor said: “The exhibition is about me telling my story in my way. It’s telling people about Maggie’s, about bowel cancer and the fact that some people can get it young, and the things to watch for.

Entry to Hannah’s exhibition - Beyond the “Big C” - is free. It’s on at the Mitchell Library from September 12-17.

REACHING OUT: Dr Hodge is pictured with three of the pieces that will be on display at the Beyond the “Big C” exhibition.