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Mom, 37, diagnosed with terminal cancer, raises money to make memories with her daughter

A mother who found a lump in her breast while trying on her wedding dress is raising money to reminisce with her nine-year-old daughter after she was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer.

Gemma Blezard, 37, from Bedford, initially found a lump in her breast a week before her wedding after trying on the dress with her mother to make sure it still fit.

Gemma, who owns an IT consulting firm, was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent chemotherapy, a lumpectomy, radiotherapy, and hormone therapy before she was all set off.

But Gemma was devastated after finding another lump in January and was diagnosed with incurable breast cancer in April.

Gemma Blezard, 37, of Bedford, who found a lump in her breast while trying on her wedding dress, is raising money to reminisce with her daughter after she was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer.  In the picture, in her wedding dress

Gemma Blezard, 37, of Bedford, who found a lump in her breast while trying on her wedding dress, is raising money to reminisce with her daughter after she was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer. In the picture, in her wedding dress

The mother-of-one was told in April that the cancer was stage four and was left 'devastated'.  In the picture, in the hospital

The mother-of-one was told in April that the cancer was stage four and was left 'devastated'.  In the picture, in the hospital

The mother-of-one was told in April that the cancer was stage four and was left ‘devastated’. In the picture, in the hospital

The single mother-of-one started a GoFundMe to raise money to fulfill her bucket list and spend time with her nine-year-old daughter, Mollie Knight, before she passes away.  Together in the picture

The single mother-of-one started a GoFundMe to raise money to fulfill her bucket list and spend time with her nine-year-old daughter, Mollie Knight, before she passes away.  Together in the picture

The single mother-of-one started a GoFundMe to raise money to fulfill her bucket list and spend time with her nine-year-old daughter, Mollie Knight, before she passes away. Together in the picture

The single mother-of-one started a GoFundMe to raise money to fulfill her bucket list and spend time with her nine-year-old daughter, Mollie Knight, before she passes away.

Gemma explains: ‘Mollie was 18 months old when I was first diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2013.

“I was trying on the wedding dress and felt the bulge, but I tried not to panic and went ahead with the wedding.

“I went on my honeymoon and I noticed it was getting bigger, so I went to a doctor at the resort and they told me to get a biopsy as soon as I got home and the roller coaster started.

Gemma initially found a lump in her breast a week before her wedding after trying on the dress with her mother to make sure it still fit, pictured shortly after discovering her first lump in September 2013 when she was wearing her wedding dress. attempted

Gemma initially found a lump in her breast a week before her wedding after trying on the dress with her mother to make sure it still fit, pictured shortly after discovering her first lump in September 2013 when she was wearing her wedding dress. attempted

Gemma initially found a lump in her breast a week before her wedding after trying on the dress with her mother to make sure it still fit, pictured shortly after discovering her first lump in September 2013 when she was wearing her wedding dress. attempted

Gemma, who owns an IT consultancy, in her wedding dress that she first found with her family at the time

Gemma, who owns an IT consultancy, in her wedding dress that she first found with her family at the time

Gemma, who owns an IT consultancy, in her wedding dress that she first found with her family at the time

Gemma was diagnosed with breast cancer and had chemotherapy, a lumpectomy, radiotherapy, and hormone therapy before she got it all off.  In the picture, in the hospital

Gemma was diagnosed with breast cancer and had chemotherapy, a lumpectomy, radiotherapy, and hormone therapy before she got it all off.  In the picture, in the hospital

Gemma was diagnosed with breast cancer and had chemotherapy, a lumpectomy, radiotherapy, and hormone therapy before she got it all off. In the picture, in the hospital

Gemma was devastated after finding another lump in January and was diagnosed with incurable breast cancer in April.  Pictured, after her mastectomy

Gemma was devastated after finding another lump in January and was diagnosed with incurable breast cancer in April.  Pictured, after her mastectomy

Gemma was devastated after finding another lump in January and was diagnosed with incurable breast cancer in April. Pictured, after her mastectomy

“During treatment they advised me to have my ovaries removed, which was a big decision at the time and I had to accept that Mollie was the only child I would ever have.

“My first marriage broke up during my cancer treatment, so it was a huge relief to get everything off.

“But in January I was at my annual mammogram and got a call a few days later about a lump.

“I went back in and they did a biopsy and this time they told me it was treatable but not curable, so they can throw drugs and treatments at me to give me time, but it has a terminal prognosis.”

During treatment, doctors advised Gemma to have my ovaries removed, which was a big decision at the time and she had to accept that Mollie was the only child she would ever have.  Pictured, Gemma in hospital

During treatment, doctors advised Gemma to have my ovaries removed, which was a big decision at the time and she had to accept that Mollie was the only child she would ever have.  Pictured, Gemma in hospital

During treatment, doctors advised Gemma to have my ovaries removed, which was a big decision at the time and she had to accept that Mollie was the only child she would ever have. Pictured, Gemma in hospital

Gemma said she'd be surprised if she's still around this time next year

Gemma said she'd be surprised if she's still around this time next year

Last week she was told that the cancer had spread to her liver

Last week she was told that the cancer had spread to her liver

Gemma said she would be surprised if she’s still here around this time next year and was told last week that the cancer had spread to her liver. In the photo, left and right in the hospital

Gemma had a double mastectomy in 2018 after her initial diagnosis and is currently undergoing treatment to extend her life (pictured)

Gemma had a double mastectomy in 2018 after her initial diagnosis and is currently undergoing treatment to extend her life (pictured)

Gemma had a double mastectomy in 2018 after her initial diagnosis and is currently undergoing treatment to extend her life (pictured)

Mollie (pictured, now) was 18 months old when Gemma was first diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2013

Mollie (pictured, now) was 18 months old when Gemma was first diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2013

Mollie (pictured, now) was 18 months old when Gemma was first diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2013

Gemma and daughter, Mollie

Gemma and daughter, Mollie

Mollie's card for her mother, Gemma

Mollie's card for her mother, Gemma

Gemma was devastated after her diagnosis but has since managed to raise nearly £60,000 with her fundraiser she’ll ‘help me make memories with my child’. Pictured on the left, with daughter Mollie and on the right, Mollie’s card for her mother, Gemma

Gemma was devastated after her diagnosis but has since managed to raise nearly £60,000 with her fundraiser she’ll ‘help me make memories with my child’.

With the money, Gemma has booked to take her daughter to Disneyland for Christmas and hopes to make even more memories with her.

She added: “If I transfer, Mollie will move in with her father and my parents will be involved in her life as much as possible.

“The house will go to Mollie when she turns 18.

“She knows what’s going on — she knows there’s good cancer and there’s bad cancer and her mother has a bad cancer that won’t go away.

With the money raised, Gemma has booked to take her daughter (pictured, together) to Disneyland for Christmas and hopes to make even more memories with her

With the money raised, Gemma has booked to take her daughter (pictured, together) to Disneyland for Christmas and hopes to make even more memories with her

With the money raised, Gemma has booked to take her daughter (pictured, together) to Disneyland for Christmas and hopes to make even more memories with her

Pictured, Gemma in hospital

Pictured, Gemma in hospital

The mother-of-one would love to go on vacation alone to spend some time in the sun

The mother-of-one would love to go on vacation alone to spend some time in the sun

Gemma (pictured left, in hospital and right) has booked to go to Center Parcs with her friends and the kids and would also like to go on holiday alone to spend some time in the sun

When Gemma dies, Mollie (right) goes to live with her father and her parents are involved in her life as much as possible

When Gemma dies, Mollie (right) goes to live with her father and her parents are involved in her life as much as possible

When Gemma dies, Mollie (right) goes to live with her father and her parents are involved in her life as much as possible

“At one point she had a breakdown at school saying her mother was going to die and the school tries to spend time with her and explain that it’s important for her to make memories with me while I’m still here .

‘I’ve also booked to go to Center Parcs with our friends and the kids.

“I would also like to go on a solo vacation to spend some time in the sun.”

Gemma underwent a double mastectomy in 2018 following her initial diagnosis and is currently undergoing treatment to extend her life.

Gemma said, “I’d be surprised if I’m still there around this time next year. When I was told it was the fourth leg in April, I was devastated.

“Last week I was told it has spread to my liver. I hope to reminisce as much as possible in the coming months.’

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