A MOTHER of two from Banbridge has raised thousands of pounds for Breast Cancer Research Aid in just a matter of days, following her own diagnosis.
Last month, Charlene Edgar assumed she was attending an appointment regarding a harmless lump of glandular tissue.
In the past, the local woman had dealt with the removal of a non-cancerous cyst in her breast and expected a similar, straightforward appointment on 11 April.
But Charlene was floored when doctors informed her she had invasive triple negative lobular breast cancer.
The 32-year-old told The Outlook she felt hopeless in the days following the devastating diagnosis.
Charlene's children, five-year-old Archie and one-year-old Annie, were a massive inspiration in helping her to find strength.
Because of them, she decided to make something positive from her heartbreaking predicament and use her situation to help others.
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