Mother and daughter celebrate beating cancer after completing treatment on the same day
Ruby Connar, 13, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia at the age of 8, just weeks before her condition would have been terminal. But while she was undergoing aggressive chemotherapy treatment, her family faced further heartache when her mum, Josie, discovered a cancerous lump on her breast.
At times both mother and daughter would be having chemo at different ends of the hospital. And on the date when Ruby finally had her last round of chemo, Josie had a double mastectomy, marking the final part of both their respective life-saving treatments.
They’re now celebrating beating cancer after completing their treatment – on the same day. The duo said they have never been closer due to their shared ordeal and both now feel they have beaten their respective diseases.