Woman's Own

The fight of OUR LIVES

Everyone thinks their mum is the best and I’m certainly no exception. My mum, Heather, 64, and I have always been so close. From her helping me deal with teenage hormones, first boyfriends and exams, to helping organise my wedding and being brutally honest about what childbirth is really like, she’s been there with me through whatever life has thrown at me. But in 2017, I needed her more than ever – and she needed me, too.

‘She refused to let cancer stop her’

Mum’s first brush with breast cancer was back in August 2007 after a routine mammogram. Despite the devastating news, Mum continued

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