Friends & teachers supported me
My brother who was nine-years-old at the time was very upset which made me even more scared! My mum had chemotherapy which got rid of the cancer. But one year later she got poorly again.
The hardest thing was explaining to my friends and teachers, because I was always upset in school.
This was the hardest thing I had to deal with because I was so young. After mum had chemotherapy again we found out it hadn't worked this time. My mum had to have surgery on her breast to see if they could get rid of it but this again didn't work. I was very worried for my mum's future and what was going to happen to her.
Mum kept getting sicker and weaker and eventually we had to have a hospital bed in our dining room for her to stay in.
Due to the chemotherapy she had lost all her hair which seemed quite strange since I didn't know what was really going on. Everyday after school I used to go and sit with my mum and have a chat with her. She was so easy to talk to and I loved her loads!
One day the doctor came round to have a check up and change her pump.
Suddenly my mum just went to sleep, the doctor then checked her pulse and found that it had stopped. The doctor told my dad while I was stood there. When she told him I just ran off upstairs. I went to tell my brother, and we just sat there together and didn't stop crying. After about 20 minutes the doctor came up and spoke to me and my brother. It felt like everything had just fallen apart, now that my mum wasn't here.
After my mum's funeral, my dad got me and my brother a counselor.
I was scared at first but then I got used to her and started having proper sessions. This was really good and helped me get through everything. I had quite a long time off school. But after I got used to my mum not being there I got back into school.
Everyone was really supportive like my friends and teachers.
I knew my mum would have wanted me to do well so i am working hard at school so i can be a teacher. So for all those people out there suffering what I went through - you will get through it no matter what!