Today is not a good day.
It would have been Moms Birthday today but sadly she is no longer here.
She died on 5th Dec 2013 as a result of Cholangiocarcinoma.
Never heard of it? No, neither had any of the family until Mom was diagnosed with it just 5 weeks before she died.
Took me about a week to be able to pronounce it!!
It's actually bile duct cancer - a rare and aggressive type of liver cancer and sadly by the time most patients are diagnosed with it, its too late to do much.
Which is what happened with Mom.
There is very little known about this type of cancer and there is only one UK based charity - they are called AMMF http://www.ammf.org.uk/
As I said, today would have been Moms Birthday - she would have been 79 today. It's a hard time for the family, especially as it comes so close to Mother's Day.
In an effort to try and turn something negative into something positive I am running an online auction via Facebook to try and raise some funds for AMMF.
You can see the lovely items that are available to be bid on here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153021907458394.1073741837.78739178393&type=3
Please pop over and have a look and maybe consider bidding. It is for a very good cause.
I'll let you know how much is raised in the next blog post. xx