“My attitude is my son is extremely ill and fighting for his life – I’ve just got breast cancer,” she said. “I’m very, very positive when it comes to myself because I have seen for myself what these children – my son included – go through.
I feel like in comparison I’m not going through a lot. They go through so much more and they do it with a smile on their faces, always happy.”
Amanda is separated from her children’s father and lives with her kids in Spain. Usually, she works as a translator for other expats but is out of work due to her illness.
While she does receive free medical care, she does not get much in the way of benefits, so her best friend, Natalie Hancock, is raising money to help the family get by during this difficult time.
Twenty percent of the money raised will go to the volunteers at Abs’ oncology ward who provide books and toys for the children. Natalie also hopes to send the family to Euro Disney when they are better.
The weeks, months, and years ahead may be uncertain and frightening, but Abs and Amanda know there are many people all over the world supporting them.
More than that, they have each other.
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