BIRCH. A SPECIAL PROMISE. DYING CANCER MUM ASKS SISTER TO HAVE HER DAUGHTER
I can always remember the day when my mum Jackie came back from hospital with my auntie Nikki.
They sat me down in the living room at our house where me and mum lived together, just the two of us after she divorced my dad when I was very little. I could tell by their faces that it was something serious - but nothing prepared me for the bombshell that was about to be dropped on me.
Mum told me that she had just been told by the doctors that she had breast cancer. Mum couldn’t believe it herself - and I was shocked too. But mum was such a strong person, and I knew I had to keep it together for her too. I had to be strong just like her. [download copy]