Good things can happen...
Nicola was diagnosed with grade three breast cancer during the prime time of her life. After such a terrible year, 2017 finished on a high for her and her family.
"Life as a full time mum had always been busy and I was racing around trying to fit everything in. Life came to an abrupt halt when I found a lump the weekend of my birthday. I was diagnosed with grade three breast cancer in January 2017. It was the worst possible start to the year.
Having never really taken time off sick, I was suddenly left without work and life soon revolved around my treatment. I was forced to slow down. I worried that cancer would place a massive burden on my children, then aged eight and ten. I didn’t want the innocence of their childhood taken away. Quickly, though, I learnt how brave and resilient they could be. They coped with it much better than the adults did.