My name is Emma and I’m a local mum from Walmley, Sutton Coldfield. This past year I have faced a rather large mountain to climb! I received the diagnosis of stage 4 secondary breast cancer which had sadly spread to my ribs and my lower back. We were devastated when my breast surgeon claimed it was severe and inoperable. Imagine being told that news at age 48 years old that your future was incredibly uncertain and with three daughters and a wonderful husband I knew we had a challenge on our hands. Its taken a few months to get our heads around all of this and now I face permanent chemotherapy, and regular hospital visits to Good Hope Hospital.
My biggest challenge has been trying to maintain normality in a busy family home, both practically and emotionally. Firstly The Boldmere Bullets cycling club have been responsible for helping to maintain my husband Kevin’s well being and sense of humour!
Through their friendship and the physical challenge of weekly cycle rides Kev has managed to keep a smile on his face, thank you guys and gals. However we have also benefited greatly from the immense practical support given by the amazing Sutton Coldfield charity BREAST FRIENDS.