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Brave Lynsey Bennett says she has faith despite cervical cancer battle

"I have never, ever once turned around and said 'why me?', I've often said 'sure why not me?'" the mother-of-two told the Sunday World.

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Lynsey Bennett outside court this week.

Lynsey Bennett outside court this week.

Lynsey Bennett outside court supported by a friend.

Lynsey Bennett outside court supported by a friend.

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Lynsey Bennett outside court this week.

Brave cancer sufferer Lynsey Bennett today reveals how she does readings at her local church as she believes in a compassionate God and an afterlife.

"I have never, ever once turned around and said 'why me?', I've often said 'sure why not me?'" the mother-of-two told the Sunday World.

Lynsey this week settled her High Court action over the alleged misinterpretation of her cervical smear slides. The single mum has planned her own funeral, and has set up a trust fund for her daughters Zoe (12) and Hailee (7).

Lynsey is a member of the St John's Church of Ireland congregation in Longford and has been helping young rector Simon Scott.

"He's asked me to prayers and stuff like that," she explains. "He's only after joining our parish, but he has kind of restored a little bit of my faith."

Lynsey has met other women affected by the cervical smear test scandal, including Vicky Phelan.

"I have actually met Vicky in person and we do send messages every so often and I have met loads of the other women," she confirms. "I have had huge support and phone calls and messages."

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Lynsey Bennett outside court supported by a friend.

Lynsey Bennett outside court supported by a friend.

Lynsey Bennett outside court supported by a friend.

She takes off for Mexico on Tuesday for groundbreaking cancer treatment, and will be accompanied during her stay there by Spin FM radio presenter Martin Guilfoyle.

"I have known Martin for the last couple of years, he ended up coming to support me for one of my appointments," she recalls. "He had said when I told him I was sick again that if there was anything he could do just ask."

On a lighter note Lynsey chuckles when she's reminded how she appeared on TV show First Dates last year, in which she was paired with a fellow Longford person, Liam.

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Lynsey Bennett on First Dates last year

Lynsey Bennett on First Dates last year

Lynsey Bennett on First Dates last year

"It was such a lovely date and Liam had even messaged me after the court case when it was on the news and just saying all the best. I was so grateful that I got to have such a lovely experience on First Dates."

But right now romance isn't a top priority.

"For me a relationship is just not possible with what my prognosis is and the fact you can't meet anyone," she stresses.

She has been inundated with messages of support since Wednesday's court case, and following her appearance on the Late Late Show on Friday night. "It's been absolutely unbelievable," she said.

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