SHE has overcome cancer twice - and now mum-of-three Laura Lawrie stars on a new Mother’s Day card designed to help save lives.

Laura is pictured on the Mother’s Day card dressed in a Cancer Research UK Race for Life t-shirt after taking part in the Race for Life Pretty Muddy obstacle course at Bellahouston Park.

She raised more than £5000 for Cancer Research UK by completing the course just three weeks after finishing chemotherapy treatment and days before mastectomy surgery.

Now that photograph will help raise money for the charity too as it features on a card, sold in Tesco, for the charity.

The snap was taken on September 18, 2016, a moment Laura will always remember as it was also her daughter Charlie’s 12th birthday.

This year, Laura plans to celebrate Mother’s Day with her husband John, 40, and children, Regan, 22, Charlie, now 16, and Madison, 10.

It will also be a chance for Laura to thank her own mum, Morag Marshall, 62, who is a nurse at Wishaw University Hospital and supported her every step of the way through cancer treatment.

The 39-year-old said: “My husband was working in London when I was first diagnosed with cancer so it was my mum who was there with me in the hospital room when I was told.

"Later as treatment made me tired, mum would work a shift at the hospital then help to look after my children.

"Mum just lives down the road from us but I’m shielding from the pandemic at the moment so we have to keep a distance.

Laura Lawrie

Laura Lawrie

"I miss hugging mum but we still talk almost every day and I tell her that I love her.”

Laura was diagnosed with breast cancer for the first time in March 2016 and had chemotherapy, surgery to remove the tumour then radiotherapy.

But on March 12, 2019 tests showed the breast cancer had returned.

She had four more sessions of chemotherapy and battled life threatening sepsis twice.

More surgery was also needed to remove the tumour followed by 15 sessions of radiotherapy, which ended on September 25, 2019.

Money raised through Race for Life events funds world-class research to help beat 200 types of cancer – including bowel cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, testicular cancer, brain cancer, children’s cancers and leukaemia.

Laura, of Newmains, said: “Being a mum, I had to keep going because of my kids and the only way I could keep ahead of the situation was to keep smiling and use my humour to get through it.

"I’m so proud to support Race for Life and Tesco and be part of this collection of Mother’s Day cards.”

Cancer Research UK funded scientists helped prove the benefits of taking Tamoxifen after surgery for women with the most common type of breast cancer.

Around eight in 10 women now survive for at least 10 years thanks in part to this life-saving treatment.

Laura benefited from regular Herceptin injections for the first year after treatment and she still takes a Tamoxifen tablet every night.

Tesco, Hallmark and Cancer Research UK will be presenting Laura with a special framed version of her Mother’s Day card to thank her for sharing her story to help other people going through cancer.

Covid-19 has caused a devastating loss of research funding with Cancer Research UK predicting a £300 million drop in income over the next three years.

The Mother’s Day cards are on sale in large Tesco stores until March 14.

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