A tragic mum who gave birth after doctors said she was infertile has been told she has terminal cancer – meaning she will have to leave her “miracle” son behind.
Kelly Morris, 40, had one of her ovaries removed after being struck down by ovarian cancer in July 2010 and was told it was “extremely unlikely” she would ever have children.
But support worker Kelly miraculously fell pregnant with son Jacob three months later and the pair have been inseparable since he was born in 2011.
Tragically, Kelly was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer in May this year.
The tumour was removed in July and Kelly started chemotherapy straight away – but on December 3 she was given the devastating news that it had stopped working.
She was told she would now only be offered palliative care, and advised to “get her affairs in order”.
Kelly’s kindhearted friends and family have now launched an appeal to create a “trust fund” for Jacob, who is now four, so that he will be provided for after his mum’s death.
They initially kept their efforts a secret from Kelly, from Longfield, Kent, but she has since been told.
Best friend Lloyd Green, who went to secondary school with Kelly, said: “When Kelly fell pregnant she was so, so pleased. She calls Jacob her ‘little miracle boy'”.
“It is devastating to be losing such a beautiful friend whom so many hold so dear.
“Kelly, a single mum, will be leaving behind her beautiful four-year-old son Jacob who adores his mummy and just wants her for Christmas.
“He is such a loving little boy who adores his mum. Kelly is a brave and inspirational person who I feel humbled to have in my life.”
Kelly began suffering severe headaches while on holiday in May 2015.
She saw a doctor who referred her for a head scan – which revealed she had a tumour on her brain.
Lloyd, who manages a car company, said: “After they completed the tests they discovered Kelly had multiple tumours on the sternum, collar bone and breast.
“They believed cancer was in her lymph nodes and explained to Kelly that she had a very rare form of cancer called CUP which is Cancer of Undiagnosed Primary source.
“They successfully removed the tumour in her brain in July 2015 and Kelly was started on chemotherapy immediately.
“For the first seven months the chemotherapy was holding the cancer at bay, however in November 2015 Kelly was rushed into hospital as she was unable to stand.”
On 3 December, Morris met with her consultant and was given the devastating news that chemotherapy had stopped working, and the cancer was spreading.
Kelly’s friends have set up a GoFundMe page to try and raise £5,000 for a trust fund for Jacob, or to make some special memories before she goes.
Since the page was set up, more than 100 people have donated almost £3,500 – with dozens of strangers contributing to the appeal.
Michelle Jewell, who donated £20, wrote: “I don’t know you and have never met you but am so touched by your courage. Lots of love xxxxx.”
Another person wrote: “Even though we haven’t actually met it’s clear that you are a very special lady.
“Your huge sense of humour and kick arse attitude in your posts have not only made me smile but also cry.
“Your great family and network of friends who help with Jacob make him a very lucky boy.”
If you would like to donate, visit: www.gofundme.com/t2cyzp9w.