I’mStill – Lyndsey Hogarth
Every day, three people in Northern Ireland are diagnosed with a blood cancer.
Lyndsey Hogarth from Belfast is one of these. Lyndsey had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in 2011, when she was only 22.
Over the course of a month Lyndsey had become increasingly unwell but it wasn’t until she struggled with her breathing while waiting to see her GP that she was rushed to A&E. That same day with her mother by her side, Lyndsey was diagnosed with A.L.L. She was determined to fight her disease, but as a young woman found the physical changes to her appearance- hair and weight- hard to accept.
During treatment, Lyndsey and her partner of ten years, Ryan, were told their chances of having a baby could be affected. However Lyndsey surprised her doctors and nurses when she arrived for her two year all-clear check-up with a noticeable bump! She defied the odds and in May she gave birth to a happy, healthy baby boy.
After battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, Lyndsey is still going to be a mum– and she’s still loving life.