Terminal Cancer Patient Turns Up For Chemo Dressed For A Night Out
Lisa Fry, from Cheltenham was diagnosed with incurable cancer last year, just a week before giving birth to her youngest, son Jagger.
But that hasn't stopped mum-of-four Lisa, 40, from being the same fashionista she always has been, rocking up to her chemo sessions looking fabulous.
Lisa was initially diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in 2011, when she found a lump while breast feeding.
Then, after two years of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, she was, to her relief, given the all clear.
Lisa went on with her life, becoming a personal trainer, and a Sergeant in the Army Cadet Force, married and even fell pregnant again - despite being told that the cancer treatment would have left her infertile.
She said: "It was a massive shock because previously me and my husband tried for a baby but I was told chemotherapy had destroyed my eggs and it wasn't going to happen."
But following that stroke of luck, sadly a week before giving birth, she found out cancer had returned, had spread to her sternum bone and she was terminal.
"It was heart-breaking, I was thinking 'I can't have cancer, I'm going to have a baby in a week,'" she said.
"I had a hard labour but thankfully he [Jagger] was fine."
She was even able to breastfeed, despite being told it wouldn't be possible because of her surgery.
"The day I found out was horrendous, my world just broke into a million pieces- that day still haunts me today."
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"I was thinking 'why me' but suddenly something clicked inside me - I decided I'm going to crack on with my life."
Which is why Lisa dresses just as stylishly as ever
Lisa - who has four children, Charlie, 15, Marley, 13, Woody, 11 and Jagger, 20 months, said: "I have always been a fashion follower, I love style but I think this time around I've ramped it up a bit more.
"I dress like that every single day even if it's for doing a school run or popping to the shops. I don't want my kids to see me being any different to how I was before the cancer. I'm still their mum.
"I dress like that because it makes me feel good - I also get so many compliments."
"People ask me how do you dress like that when you have four kids and cancer - I get a lot of attention and it's really nice, it boosts me."
And she said the way she dresses, even when she heads in for chemo, makes her feel positive.
"All the chemo nurses are used to me now," she added.
"I have had a lot of positive feedback - I think I've got two choices really, I either sit at home, be depressed and think about the worst or I can think the most of the time that I've got and be happy and get on with life."
And despite being terminally ill, she says she feels amazing, something she puts down to her plant-based diet, exercise, positive attitude and fashion.
"I've got four kids I don't have time to be ill," she said.
"I'm not this weak fragile thing riddled by cancer, I am really confident, sassy and feel super sexy in my own skin, I'm physically strong and mentally and really positive about the future I believe I will be here a lot longer than given."
It's the sort of positivity we all need.
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