A young woman who was diagnosed with cervical cancer at just 26 years old is hosting a charity night for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, following the ‘fantastic’ care she received.
Nichola Jackson, from Leyland, is now in remission and after months of gruelling treatment wanted to do something to say ‘thank you’ to the organisation.
The former Balshaw’s High School pupil who is now 27 said she was ‘shocked’ when she was first diagnosed but she is now looking to the future.
She said: “It makes you appreciate things more, it’s given me a bit more of a positive outlook on thing rather than being negative.”
Nichola said the support of her mum, sister, step dad and closed friends also really helped her.
She added: “I am getting there, I am doing a 12-week programme to help me readjust. When I was having radio therapy, I was in a wheelchair most of the time.”
Nichola, who trained as beauty therapist and later went to work in a call centre is full of praise for Rosemere.
She said: “They were fantastic, they make you feel like you’re not even ill. They are really kind and considerate, they are all really supportive.
“They don’t give you false hope, they know how serious everything is. I couldn’t have asked for better doctors and nurses. I decided to do a fundraiser just to keep myself busy and I feel like I should give something back - they have given me a second chance.”
Nichola’s movie-themed charity night for friends and family takes place at the Leyland and Farington Social Club on April 4.
She is looking for businesses to help with prizes.
To help email Nichola on firstname.lastname@example.org.