A young mum discovered a cancerous lump on her breast while she was breastfeeding her five-month-old son.
Amy Palmer's diagnosis means she is now determined to complete a bucket list of experiences with her family.
When Amy took her concerns to doctors they initially said it was probably a blocked milk duct, but further tests confirmed her worst fears - she had breast cancer, reports Devon Live.
Both Amy and her husband Colin burst out in tears when they were told, and the news left her family and friends devastated.
But after undergoing several bouts of intensive treatment, Amy has now decided to live life to the full and is attempting to tick several amazing experiences off her bucket list - including a princess race around Disneyland and leaping out of a plane.
Amy lives in Paignton with husband Colin and her two young children Lenny, now one, and Frankie, four.
Speaking about her diagnosis, Amy said: "It was a shock, just a complete shock.
"You never think anything like this is going to happen to you, until it does. It hit my husband really hard."
While breastfeeding her five-month-old son - and just days after running a half marathon - Amy found a lump in her breast and went to the doctors to see what it was.
She said: "Initially they said it was probably just a blocked milk duct, but they gave me another appointment for two weeks time just to see if it was still there.
"It was. They still weren't concerned but put me forward for some tests including an ultrasound and a biopsy. They said it was most likely to be a cist.
"When the results came back, they called me and asked me to come to the hospital that afternoon - I knew exactly what they were going to say."
When Amy and Colin heard the news they both burst into tears in the doctors office.
Amy has now been through an intensive course of treatments including a lumpectomy, six rounds of chemotherapy and 18 rounds of radiotherapy.
During a catch up with her friend Roxanne Hancox, they started talking about all the things Amy wanted to tick off her bucket list.
Roxanne, known as Rocky, decided to set up a GoFundMe crowdfunding page to help her friend complete some of the experiences.
These included taking part in the Disney Princess 'Run to the Magic' race, doing a skydive, entering the London Marathon and visiting New York.
Rocky said: "Although her treatment has gone well, this will affect her for life - she will have to have ongoing treatment and is already having regular injections.
"It just goes to show that this can happen to anyone of any age, it's not just older people it affects.
"Having watched this family go through a rollercoaster of a year, I would love nothing more than to help her tick off a few things from this list."
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