Terminally ill mum-of-two, 42, writes heartbreaking letters for her children aged 11 and 15 to read after she dies

Sara Meddings, 42, was given the all-clear in 2016 but has now been told she has just months to live.

Determined to stay positive, the brave mum has written a bucket list and has taken her children on a cruise around the Greek islands – mindful it could be their last holiday together.

She has also set about writing memory books for her children Georgia, 11 and Callum, 15, for when she is no longer alive.
“The doctors have told me not to plan much more than three months ahead,” said Sara, who worked as a buyer for Cadbury for 24 years before taking ill health retirement.
“So I’m getting used to living day by day but it’s really difficult, trying to believe that you may not be here in a year or 18 months. You cannot get your head around it.”

Sara was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2015 and underwent a lumpectomy – just six after months after she and her husband split up.

She had to go back for rounds of chemo and radiotherapy, but she was given the all clear in April 2016.

Delighted Sara held a family fun day raising £3,500 for Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer charity.
“The doctors said everything was fine and to go on and enjoy your life,” said Sara, who lived in Bournville until moving to Bromsgrove a year ago.

Then in November 2016, Sara found a lump in her neck and a biopsy showed she had a secondary tumour in her lymph nodes.
Since then, she has had 30 cycles of chemotherapy and so much radiotherapy that she is no longer allowed to have any more.

She is now trying to focus on the memory books which will contain a series of messages and cards to be given to them on their 18th and 21st birthdays.

“I want them to be kind to people, enjoy life, follow their dreams and do what they want to do," she said.

“I’m writing the things that are really important, things I would be saying to them if I was alive.

“It’s so that during the sad times, they’ll be able to remember the good times too.”

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