'Kid in a candy store': Jodie's reaction to celebrity letter

Jodie McRae of Lismore, pictured with partner Reece.
Jodie McRae of Lismore, pictured with partner Reece. Marc Stapelberg

UPDATE Friday: JODIE McRae's daughter, Kaela, said her mum "was literally like a kid in a candy store" when she received a handwritten letter from Angelina Jolie.

Jodie's Inspiration chairman, Jesse Smith, said Ms McRae wrote to the celebrity thanking her for "saving her life", but she never expected to get a reply.

"Jodie maintains that, without watching Angelina's story, she would not have checked herself and would not have found the lump," Mr Smith said.

At the time Ms McRae posted on social media that she was "so excited to just get a handwritten letter".

"I wrote to her to thank her for her bravery in sharing her story on having a voluntary double mastectomy," Ms McRae had posted.

"Her openness is what probably saved my life.

"Another reminder girls, awareness and checking regularly saves lives!"

 

INITIAL: IT SEEMS Lismore mum and cancer battler Jodie McRae has not only touched the hearts of Australian people.

In 2014 she received a hand-written letter from actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie, whose decision to have a double mastectomy marked the start of Ms McRae's own cancer battle.

RELATED: How Angelina Jolie launched Jodie's own breast cancer battle

The letter read:

"Dear Jodie,

"Thank you for your beautiful letter. I am so happy you are doing well and now speaking out to help others.

Angelina Jolie wrote a letter to Jodie McRae in 2014.
Angelina Jolie wrote a letter to Jodie McRae in 2014. Jodie's Inspiration Facebook page

"We are sisters in this fight. Stay strong, I send all my love to you, Kaela and Jake."

Angelina Jolie wrote a letter to Jodie McRae in 2014.
Angelina Jolie wrote a letter to Jodie McRae in 2014. Jodie's Inspiration Facebook page

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