When Rachel Greenwood was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer, she never imagined that a small, cuddly teddy bear would make the world of difference to her son Tyler.
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.
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.
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.