Like thousands of other young mums, newspaper journalist Elle Halliwell will celebrate her first Mother’s Day on Sunday.
It’s a joyous time for Elle and her husband Nick, who welcomed a baby boy into their lives last December. But it’s happiness mixed with stress and fear because two days before Elle discovered she was pregnant she was told she had a rare and dangerous leukaemia.
Back then she faced an awful dilemma: abort the baby and save her own life, or risk her life by delaying her cancer treatment until after the birth. It’s a decision that is still causing Elle heartache.