Journalist, radio and TV personality Elle Halliwell has today released her memoir, A Mother’s Choice, with Allen & Unwin.
In May 2016, newly pregnant with her first child, Elle faced an impossible choice: save her own life or that of her unborn baby. The young, dynamic and hugely popular Daily Telegraph Fashion and Entertainment Reporter was diagnosed with leukaemia and a few days later, just as she was telling friends and family about the grim diagnosis, she found out she was four weeks pregnant.
She was faced with an impossible choice: either terminate her unborn baby and begin the treatment that gave her the best chance of survival, or continue with the pregnancy and delay effective intervention for her cancer, a course that could lead to her death.
Elle chose her baby over herself, a mother’s choice. Her memoir details her illness, her pregnancy, and against all the odds, the ultimate triumph of giving birth to her son in December 2016. Now on the road to recovery, and the mother of a beautiful boy, Elle has discovered a new passion for nutrition and healthy living. Her journey, hard and painful though it was, has made her more determined than ever to live well and enjoy life to the full for the sake of her family. Read the full media release, and purchase a copy, from Allen & Unwin HERE.