26-Year-Old Mum Faces Last Christmas With Kids After Discovering Cervical Cancer From First Ever Smear Test
A 26-year-old mum-of-two received the news that this may be the last Christmas she gets to spend with her sons after discovering she had cervical cancer from her first ever smear test.
Kent native Aimee Willett underwent surgery, radiography and chemotherapy however was informed by medical professionals that it is unlikely she will live to see 2016.
Presently, the NHS screening age is 25 and the young mother has spoken out to have the national age lowered after receiving the devastating news during the summer that the cancer had spread to other parts of her body and was now inoperable.
"I am bitter about it and I would like to see the age lowered. I think 25 is too old - especially if a girl has had a child at a young age," she told The Mirror.
"The biggest thing for me now is for people to be more aware. If you experience anything that's not normal, go to your doctor and get it checked out and when you get a letter asking you to go for a smear test make an appointment straight away and keep it," she continued.
"I always thought it would never happen to me because I was young, but cancer doesn't pick an age group".
Aimee vows to give her 8-year-old son, Charlie, and three-year-old, Kaleb, a Christmas they will never forget.
She has put together a bucket list of things she wants do complete before she dies, marrying her fiancé of 6 years, Michael Bond, is top of that list.
"We're taking the kids to Lapland UK as a surprise and we plan to spend Christmas Day at home, just the four of us, with the kids playing with their toys.
"Getting married might be a bit difficult due to money. Other things on my list include seeing the Eiffel Tower light show and Disneyland Paris with the boys.
"I'd also like to take part in Race for Life so they can see me do it whether it's walking, crawling or being carried across the line".
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