September 9, 2021

Natalie Reynolds, our wonderful community ambassador and bowel cancer survivor, shared some heartwarming news with us.

“I wanted to share this photo with you as we spend a lot of time talking about the negatives of cancer and I think it’s sometimes nice to hear positive stories.

“I know not everyone gets a happy ending when dealing with bowel cancer and I absolutely wish that wasn’t the case. But as a younger person who has battled for her life, I think it’s important to share these moments, to give those still fighting a positive result to think about.

“My eldest daughter was 18 months old when I was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer. I have had chemo and 5 abdominal surgeries since then and was told the chances of having more children were very slim.

“A month ago my second daughter was born. She was conceived naturally, I carried her for 38 weeks with no complications and the c-section was completely textbook (I had my bowel and gynae surgeons in theatre with us to assist as everyone was expecting a very complicated procedure due to how much scar tissue I have – but fortunately neither of them was needed). We are both doing so well.

“This photo is one I will cherish forever, my beautiful firstborn getting to be the best most doting big sister to our wee miracle baby.” 💚