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Tragic Blackburn mum-of-six dies from cancer months after all-clear

A ‘BEAUTIFUL and funny’ mum-of-six has tragically lost her battle with cervical cancer after she was re-diagnosed with the disease less than a year after getting the ‘all clear’.

Victoria Ayres, 37, was focused on ‘making memories’ with her children when she rung the bell after beating cancer – but was told she was terminal 11 months later.

Tragically, she passed away on July 12 after the disease had spread from her cervix to her kidney, pelvis and stomach – and left her body paralysed and needing two kidney bags.

The full-time mum had shown no symptoms before she suddenly became poorly ‘out of the blue’ in early December 2019, according to her cousin Chris Murray.

The 33-year-old recalled how much weight she’d lost when they spent time together in the days leading up the Christmas.

But the pair were left devastated when she was diagnosed with Stage 3 cervical cancer and was told she needed to undergo treatment immediately in a bid to save her life.

She was only given a 30 to 50 percent chance of survival, but against all odds she rung the bell at Preston Royal Hospital on April 9, 2020.

Chris said it was ‘incredibly emotional’ and decided to take on a charity walk to Wales to raise funds so that she could enjoy time with her six children and ‘have unforgettable memories’.

She moved from her home in Blackburn down to Wales in 2019.

But by March 2021, her condition had deteriorated rapidly and the cancer spread to other vital organs.

Chris, who was only able to see her sparingly due to Covid, said Victoria was the ‘life of the party’ and that no one would ‘ever forget her’.

In a touching tribute, Chris said: “We are all just completely heartbroken by what happened. Victoria was too young, and too good.

“Vickie was a fun-loving mum, she was the life and soul of the party. She was very happy all of the time. Her kids were her life, she would do everything for her.

“We’ll always remember her, no one will ever forget her.

“I will remember her are being a happy, beautiful and good mum.”

He said they were completely devastated when she relapsed, as by then the cancer had become more aggressive and he was unable to be by her side.

Chris, from Preston, said: “When she rang the bell, we thought she was getting better, we wanted her to make all of these memories with her kids.

“We never expected Vickie to die from this, never. We just wanted to focus on the walk and make sure they had the best time together.

“But she became so poorly she was barely conscious and people couldn’t visit her.”

The brave mum was able to celebrate her 37th birthday with her children just a week before she passed.

Now her six children Davina, Michael, Matthew, Megan, Amelia and C-J, will live with Vikkie’s mum Theresa and Stepfather Gary.

Her funeral took place yesterday (July 17) in llysfaen at Conwy County.

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