A BEAUTIFUL mother lost her battle with cervical cancer less than a year after she contracted the disease.
Victoria Ayres had “made memories” with her six children when she beat cancer in 2020 – but was given the tragic news that she was terminal 11 months later.
The mum-of-six had wanted to spend time ‘making memories’ with her kidsCredit: SWNS
Victoria passed away after her battle with cancer on July 12 Credit: SWNS
The 37-year-old died on July 12 after her cancer spread from her cervix to her kidney, pelvis and stomach, paralyzing her body and requiring two kidney sacs.
The full-time mother, from Blackburn, Lancs, showed no symptoms before suddenly falling ill “out of the blue” in early December 2019, according to her cousin Chris Murray.
Chris, 33, explained how much weight the mother of six had lost when they spent time together in the days leading up to Christmas.
But the couple was devastated when she was diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer and told she needed immediate treatment.
Victoria was only given a 30 to 50 percent chance of survival, but against all odds, she reached the milestone of ringing the bell at Preston Royal Hospital on April 9, 2020.
Chris said it was “incredibly emotional” and decided to take a charity walk to Wales to raise money so she could enjoy time with her children and have “unforgettable memories”.
She moved from her home in Blackburn to Wales and was able to enjoy pate and toast – which was one of the things on her bucket list.
But by March 2021, her condition had rapidly deteriorated and the cancer had spread to other vital organs.
‘LIFE OF THE PARTY’
Chris, who saw her only sparingly due to Covid, said Victoria was the “life of the party” and that no one would “never forget her”.
In a touching tribute, Chris, from Preston, said: “We are all heartbroken by what happened. Victoria was too young and too good.
“Vickie was a happy mother, she was the life and soul of the party. She was always very happy. Her children were her life, she would do anything for her.
“We will always remember her, no one will ever forget her. I will remember her as a happy, beautiful and good mother.”
He said they were absolutely devastated when she relapsed, as the cancer had become more aggressive by then and he was unable to be by her side.
Chris added: “When she rang the bell, we thought she was getting better, we wanted her to make all these memories with her kids.
“We never expected Vickie to die from this, ever. We just wanted to focus on the walk and make sure they had the best time together.
“But she got so bad she was barely conscious and people couldn’t visit her.”
The brave mother was able to celebrate her 37th birthday with her children just a week before she died.
Now her six children Davina, Michael, Matthew, Megan, Amelia and CJ will live with Vikkie’s mother Theresa and stepfather Gary.
Her funeral took place yesterday in Llysfaen in Conwy County.
Victoria rang the bell to indicate that she was cured of cancer before returningCredit: SWNS
She was able to celebrate her 37th birthday with her children just a week before she diedCredit: SWNS