Looking forward to life after treatment
When Rachael was diagnosed with Leukaemia, her life changed completely. From being totally independent, Rachael then had to rely solely on those around her when she was going through her treatment.
Remembering life before her diagnosis seemed like a distant memory but having her Special Day, helped Rachael and her family create some unforgettable memories.
“I was working full time as a teacher when I was diagnosed with Leukaemia – the news came as a huge shock.
I’ve always worked and been very independent. Then my life changed overnight.
I was admitted into hospital and had to rely on doctors, nurses and family to be able to do the simplest things for me, which was so hard. My family made sure I was never alone and visited me in hospital on a rota. But this also meant they didn't get to see each other.