My mother was first diagnosed with cancer in 2008. She had Stage 3 Breast cancer which required immediate surgery followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. All was looking promising and we were given the all clear.
Then in January 2012 it came back with a vengeance in the form of breast cancer. This time in both breasts and both axilla meaning a mastectomy on both sides was needed. A simultaneous reconstruction was attempted but majorly backfired causing a dangerous infection. After months of treatment mum was finally given the all clear for a second time.
Things went great for a few years, she came to watch me at conference where Georgia Southern kicked butt. Mums motivation and presence meant the world to me and my team.
At the age of 56 cancer decided to return yet again. Mum was diagnosed on Valentines Day with Secondary Brain cancer. This cancer is inoperable so the only option was to have Radiotherapy to the brain. Unfortunately this comes with some serious side effects which have caused mum to lose much of her vision, her balance and the right side of her body is completely numb. The outcome was not looking good. Despite all this she is a serious trooper and still fights on two years later.
Mum is currently on Herceptim every three weeks and remains a fighter. Without her daily support I would not be the person I am today. She has supported me and guided me through the toughest stages of my life so far, no matter what she herself is going through.
As a way of saying thank you for all the support mum and the numerous hospitals, doctors and nurses have provided, I am going to train for something I've never done before. I am try to raise money to help a great cause, any donation big small would be greatly appreciated to help others like my mum.
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