She’s unstoppable and larger than life, she’s the girl from London who made it onto our screens and airwaves with her sharp wit and outrageous sense of fun.
Helena McAlpine made New Zealand home for a decade and enjoyed a wild ride of parties and media exposure. But it all came to a hard stop when Helena was diagnosed with breast cancer at just 31 years of age.
Battling old habits and a serious case of denial set Helena back further, until a more radical medical diagnosis forced her to evaluate her life. She now puts her energy into educating others about her own health issues, and makes sure that every day she celebrates life in the most meaningful ways.