Chelsea is bravely sharing her own experience with the value of the Pap smear. It saved her life, which means she gets to enjoy the benefits of being married for a long time to come.

“I never went for a smear out of sheer fear and embarrassment but in October of 2018 I plucked up some courage and decided to go. Thank god I did, otherwise life would be a different story.

If you are reading this, this is a plea from a survivor to all women and girls who feel nervous, please don’t. A smear is nothing compared to being told you have cancer. Please book your appointment, don’t be like me who put it off until I was 27. Had I left it any longer I could have been dead by now.

Please…go and book your appointment. It will be the most important thing you do for yourself this month.”