Most of you know Mandy Ariana, our Support Team Lead. Mandy has been a valuable member of the Castaway team for 5 years now. Apart from her family, Mandy’s true passion is sharing the word about Castaway and making sure our users get the support they need as soon as possible, with a lot of care and a bit of love thrown in.
It was 18 June 2017, on a Sunday evening after a beautiful weekend with her family, that Mandy noticed an irregularity with her breast. The next few days were the worst of her life as she discovered she had a very aggressive form of breast cancer. A whirlwind of medical appointments, tests and surgery followed and Mandy’s life was changed forever as she embarked on the biggest fight of her life. Supporting her was her husband, Daniel and young son, Sherwin.
Mandy has been fighting her cancer with chemotherapy and radiation treatments for the last 10 months. It has not been easy, physically or emotionally, for Mandy and it has been hard to watch this beautiful person go through this. Those of us with someone in our lives battling this insidious disease know all too well the toll it takes.
We have never shared this news about Mandy with our customers, respecting her privacy. Also, there has not been a compelling reason to do so, as we’ve been able to provide her with the infrastructure to work from home where she continues to deliver great support to you. You will hear more about this soon… Mandy is still undergoing treatment and we will continue to support her as much as we can as she continues to fight.