The one thing you don't want to do on Christmas day is tell your children that you have cancer. And that is exactly what Renee was faced with.
When I was 32 years old, with a 12-week-old baby, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. My family went into overdrive and sorted out babysitting between the grandparents so my husband could still work to pay the bills.
Just 14 weeks into her pregnancy with daughter Arielle, the founder of Mummy's Wish, Bernadette, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
I was fortunate to receive support from Mummy’s wish. I was granted a “gift bag” that included a teddy bear that you can record your own message on.
Friends of mine worked in an oncology department, and they suggested a group called Mummys Wish. I was told they helped mums with cancer and with children. Halle was 17 months old and Cooper 5 years.
After my diagnosis of breast cancer in April 2013, my main anxiety was how my family would continue to function when I was sick.