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Samantha was just 31 when she received the devastating news that she had been diagnosed with cancer. Having a young family, Samantha and her husband focused on making life as normal as possible for their four-year-old son but the thought of cancer was never far from their minds. Having a Special Day gave Samantha and her husband the chance to enjoy each others company again.
“When I found out I was diagnosed with breast cancer, my husband had found a new job and we had just moved into our dream house.
“I hadn't been feeling very well and that’s when my GP had diagnosed me with hypothyroidism and I’m also a type 1 diabetic. But it wasn’t long as after this, I found a lump on my breast. I was immediately worried.
“Thankfully when we moved house, we had some money spare so I decided to make a private appointment to see a doctor the next day. This appointment cost me £800 but it turned out to be the best £800 I've ever spent because it was only then I found out the lump was cancer.
“Before my diagnoses, I worked as a theatre nurse and looked after my four-year-old who is the love of my life. But when I received the news about my cancer, I stopped work immediately and began treatment the following week.