This week, we’d like to help a mum of 2 from Surrey to do something kind for her family.
Three years ago, Sarah was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 34. Her children were 3 and 5 at the time. Sarah had to go through chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery and couldn’t work anymore. Her husband, Peter, was trying to work, look after the girls and also be there for her. And then, on the final day of Sarah's treatment, Peter's dad died suddenly. It was such a difficult time for all of them.
While Sarah was recovering from her treatment, Peter was made redundant from his job. It was a struggle, but they managed. Peter found full time employment last year, but shortly after they were hit with more bad news. Sarah’s cancer had returned. This time, she had to have a mastectomy.
“My husband has been my rock. All the pressure seems to fall on his shoulders, and he has kept so strong and positive - I don't know how I can ever thank him enough,” Sarah said.
“One of the hardest parts of my re-occurrence last year was telling the girls. They couldn't understand how I broke a promise that my cancer had gone for good."
Sally feels like Peter and their girls have had to make so many sacrifices to help care for her. They have all been through so much heartache and worry during the past three years.
“They deserve to smile more," Sarah said.
With your help, we would love to do something kind for them.