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‘Miracle’ Earby mum organises charity firework display
10:00am Monday 28th October 2013 in News
A woman who had cervical cancer but still gave birth to two “miracle girls” is planning a fundraiser for a Craven charity.
Michelle Cooper, 44, was first diagnosed with cervical cancer in 1988 when she was pregnant with her first child, Stephen, who is now 25.
Michelle then had her cervix removed, which usually means further pregnancies are out of the question.
But Michelle defied the odds – not once, but twice.
She went on to give birth to Jasmine, 13, and Georgia, ten.
“Technically I shouldn’t have had my two girls,” said Michelle. “When I told my doctor I was pregnant, he was gobsmacked.
“They’re two miracle girls, in my opinion.”
Michelle said she was able to carry both girls because although her cervix had been removed, she had cervical stenosis, which meant she was able to “hold them in”.
However, both girls were delivered by Caesarean section.
“I’ve now been clear for 12 years,” said Michelle, who stressed the importance of women having regular smear tests. “It saved my life.”
Now Michelle, who is landlady at the Punch Bowl in Earby, will also host a fireworks display at the pub, with proceeds going to Bosom Friends.
The event will be on next Saturday, with gates opening at 7pm and the fireworks display at 8pm.
Tickets, which are on sale at the Punch Bowl, cost £4 for adults and £2 for children. Entry to children under two is free and family tickets are available for £10.
A similar event last year raised £1,745 for the cancer support group.
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