Rachel Gotto’s first experience of trauma was when she lost her beloved brother to cancer when he was just 28 years old.
“We were very close in age and shared everything,” she says. “Dominic was vibrant, clever, funny and brave, and his passion for the sea saw him become a delivery skipper – bringing boats across the Atlantic for clients. He was my companion and my closest buddy as a child, and, when he became ill, I quite literally gave up everything to try and help him regain his health.”
But despite travelling the world to try and find a cure for his cancer, her brother died in 1996 and she felt as though she had lost a part of herself.
However, after meeting Nic, her husband-to-be, she felt as though there may…