Cancer-stricken mom hopes to see ‘miracle’ son’s milestone before dying
"I want to do things that feel normal."
By Debbie Luxon via SWNS
A mom of a "miracle" son wants to see him "write his first word" before she dies - after being given two years to live following an incurable cancer diagnosis.
Danni Day, 34, told how she was heartbroken following the news that she wouldn't be able to have children after going through painful chemotherapy for breast cancer in 2017.
So Danni and her partner Craig Moore, 34, were shocked to find out they were expecting a "little miracle" son called Bodhi in 2020.
In December, the happy family received the devastating news that Danni's breast cancer had returned and spread to her liver and lung.
The graphic designer from Loddon, UK, has been told she has just two years to live, so has created a "wish list" of what she wants to do with her time left.
Danni said: "We were devastated when we found out the cancer had returned. I was so close to hitting my five-year recovery mark.
"We were just completely blown away. Having Bodhi as well changed my perspective on things."
Although she's exhausted from the chemotherapy tablets keeping the cancer at bay, she's still making small plans: "I want to potty train Bodhi and see him write a word before I go.
"Little things like that would be lovely to see.
"I want to do things that feel normal. And I don't really have a lot of energy at the moment so I can't do too much too soon."
Danni had already gone through hair loss, reconstructive surgery and radiotherapy before she was given the news in 2018 that she was in the clear from her breast cancer.
She then started to feel unwell again with stomach pains late last year.
Danni was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer which had spread to other organs and cannot be operated on or removed.
When Danni's sister Natasha Rowland, 32, heard the news, she created a crowdfunding page to help Danni fulfill her wishlist.
Natasha's GoFundMe page reached its £6,000 ($7,396 USD) goal within 24 hours of its launch on Jan 18.
On hearing the news of her sister's terminal cancer, Natasha said: "It's horrible. We thought we'd gone through it all already. To hear it was back was just devastating.
"It feels so unfair. She's too young and she's got little Bodhi. It's so unfair that they will miss out on time together."
The program manager in telecoms said about the fundraiser: "The fact that we managed to do it in under 24 hours we can't really comprehend.
"We set the target thinking that would be nice to get to it eventually. It was really amazing how incredibly generous people were."
Danni created her modest wishlist herself with small things to help her family have the best time they can whilst they're still together.
She said: "We were completely overwhelmed by the response to the fundraiser. We had no idea that everyone would be so generous and kind.
"I'm trying to be realistic as to what you can do with a dog and a baby, but I'd love to take Bodhi abroad on our first family holiday.
"I'm going to walk a llama, hopefully, go on some city breaks - just average things that I can do in the next couple of years.
"But there are a few things that are free like helping Bodhi reach milestones. Little things like that.
"The biggest thing I'm looking forward to is going on holiday as a family, which we haven't been able to do yet since having Bodhi."
Other activities on her list include having a family photo shoot, going to a spa day, having a bottomless brunch, taking Bodhi to the Natural History Museum, staying in a tree house, going on a tandem bike ride and trips to Croatia and Milan.
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