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28 year old Carrie-Anne Aldridge from Brislington was a mum with a 9 month old son when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer in December 2008. Carrie-Anne told Heart about the moment she was told the news: "I was with my mum at the time, and I realised it was quite serious when I turned around and saw her crying her eyes out. The day after I found out I had cancer my son was taken into hospital with pneumonia so I didn't really think about my cancer - I was too busy looking after him really".
During her treatment at St Michael's Hospital a decision was taken to perform a radical hysterectomy. Carrie-Anne now has regular check ups and told Heart: "Doctors keep an eye on me and every 3 months I go for checks...they never say 100 per cent gone but I feel alright and I will just beat this...it's fine! I am a positive person"
Now Carrie-Anne wants to raise money for The Willow Foundation a charity that arrange special experiences for seriously and terminally ill young people aged between 16 and 40 years old. For Carrie-Anne they arranged a day at Silverstone to watch Formula 1. Now Carrie-Anne is preparing to trek to Everest base camp to raise money for The Willow Foundation and she is organising a Cinderella Ball at The Marriott Royal Hotel on College Green on August 14th. To buy tickets or to help with fundraising please call 07842 754 482
Click on the links for more about the charity.