A MOTHER battling incurable cancer is putting her health problems aside to help other sufferers.
Sarah Worsfold was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in March 2011.
Now, despite being told by doctors that there is no cure, the 31-year-old, from Lambton, Washington, is planning an event to raise money in aid of those with the disease.
“I have had so much support that I wanted to give something back,” said Sarah, who is mum to five-year-old Lydia.
“When I was diagnosed, I think the world just came crashing down for my family.
“And maybe I shouldn’t say this, but maybe it wouldn’t have been so emotional if I hadn’t had the little one. I get upset when I talk about her.”
Sarah underwent a lumpectomy and operation to remove lymph nodes after discovering a marble-like lump in her breast.
The B&Q worker has endured four sets of chemotherapy drugs and is now being given a fifth, to try to control the spread of the cancer.
“They haven’t said that it is terminal,” said Sarah, who finished chemotherapy in time to marry self-employed mechanic Chris, 37, at Beamish Park Hotel last year.
“But they have said there is no cure yet, so I have had five different types of chemotherapy drug to try and contain it.”
She has also recently had radiotherapy treatment, and a drain fitted in her lung to remove fluid.
“I haven’t been very well the last few weeks.
“My lung filled up with fluid because of the cancer and I have to have it drained every two weeks, but my family and friends and everyone from work have been brilliant and continued to organise the event.”
Sarah’s fund-raiser, which is in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness and Cancer Research UK, will take place at Biddick Club, Washington, tonight.
“I am looking forward to it now,” she said. “I’ve finished the chemotherapy in time for it.
“People’s generosity has been unbelievable – donating raffle prizes and buying tickets.
“I don’t even know some of the people who are coming, but the tickets all sold within a week.”