Cancer

Cancer; a disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body.

On December 28th, 2014, I lost the most important person in the world to me, my Mum, Julie. She was a one in a million mother and person and only 52 years old when she died from metastatic breast cancer just six months after she got diagnosed. 

Along with help from my Dad, I became her carer and saw every day how hard she fought to stay alive. I will never forget the look on her face when we were in the hospital room and the doctor told us there was nothing more they could do. At this point, my Mum had stopped eating, barely could drink anything and couldn't control her own body. She was there, but she couldn't do anything. It was as though she was trapped in her own body. When the doctor said those words to us, she just looked at me. She couldn't move or say anything but her eyes told me everything. She wasn't concerned about herself dying, she was concerned about me and my dad watching her die


It's heartbreaking. Even now, writing this, I find myself reliving it all and am just holding back the tears. This woman was my best friend, not just my Mum. Losing her and watching her fade away destroyed me. No one will ever truly understand the sadness and heartache I feel at her not being here. 

4 years on that pain is still fresh in my mind and my heart. I can walk through the day she died like it just happened and I would hate for anyone to have to go through that.

In memoriam of my Mum and in hope of ending this evil disease, I have put this link on my blog in hopes that anyone that has been affected by cancer would donate to the cause and help towards one day finding a cure. Every penny helps, so if you can donate, please do! (click the image below)



Edit
We are now in 2018 and sadly cancer has claimed another member of my family. My boyfriend Alex's mum, Lynnette, lost her battle with cancer on July 20th, 2018. She suffered from this disease for three years and went through grueling treatment, surgery, and life-changing operations but still became another victim of cancer. So, please donate and help save another child from losing their mum.