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Submitted by LInda 9 months ago.
A true story about a very speacial person, inside and out. At 3 months old was diagnosed with Eye Cancer! (Retinablastoma) she was taken away from me in a white shawl a consent form had to be signed to say her eye could be taken if the cancer had spread..
My heart felt as though it hadbeen wrenched from my body cannot put the devastation into words.
My innocent baby had to lose her little eye and the cancer had spread into the other eye.
There was a long road ahead.
Our lives would never be the same again, despite of Rachel having very little sight in one eye, she was a little fighter and did not want to be treated any different, she went to mainstream school, despite talk from Education Commitee about Rachel attending a Blind school, no she proved to everyone she could cope with close circuit tv and other special aids , she then sat exams and past for Grammer school. Then more bad news for Rachel the Radiotherapy she had on her only eye caused a cateract, which was operated on, thought this may improve the little vision she had,but no all went the opposite way, lost virtualy all her sight.
She picked herself up yet again. Twelve months later Rachel developed Diabetes, bless her had to inject twice daily, why was all this haappening?
She picked herself up again, she always had a smile for everyone and never talked about what had happened to her, she just got on with life. She studied very hard and went to University in London where she achieved remarkable grades. She is now a Senior Physiotherapist, married with twins!! she has a caring husband and 2years old boy and girl a happy ending, we all thought until May 2012 Rachel developed a lump on her temple, it was the worst again! oh my god my precious daughter was told she had a Meningioma (brain tumour) the blessing she could have operation to hopefully remove this, we have all cried and live every day to the full, she is still fighting and her determination and love from her family and friends will see her through. This lesson is no matter how hard life is and whatever is thrown a you, you must keep strong.
A shattered mother who has to stay strong.......
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|I am crying now. You are an incredibly strong woman and blessed to have such an amazing daughter. You can get through it all.|
|Dear Linda, Thank you for sharing your story, you are a truly amazing person and Rachel is a truly inspirational lady who has had this unfortunate experience of life, but Rachel you are a credit to society, your lovely twins are so blessed to have a mummy like you. I wish you well in the future.|
|Dear Linda , a unbelievable story! My prayers are with you. The song writer and singer, Ronnie Milsap was blind at birth and he has very inspirational songs.Also as you know Helen Keller and her teacher Ann Sullivan were blind. Helen said that there is life when you are blind physically but there are people that have "no vision" meaning we need to have a purpose in life. There may be people that are "blinded" by not seeing the needs of others . It was truly inspirational to read your story . When we feel sad by what life may give us , we should think about others that are going on with their "cross" to bear.Judy|