It’s not exactly usual to hear of a car crash being described as a blessing, and we’re sure it was the last this Michelle Cartwright was thinking when an off-duty police officer collided with her car.
The pregnant mum-of-three managed to escape the accident with minor leg injuries and reassurance from doctors reassured that her baby girl was uninjured.
When her leg was still swollen six weeks after the crash, Michelle returned to the hospital to see what was wrong.
An MRI scan discovered a tumour in her leg, and she was later diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called liposarcoma.
Michelle was told she needed to give birth to her baby as soon possible, so she could start treatment and Lilly was born on December 4. Despite being six weeks early, the little girl was healthy and weighed 6lbs 13oz.
Lily’s mum then received radiotherapy every day for 25 days, before undergoing surgery to remove the tumour in her leg in April.
Thankfully Michelle has been told that her doctors are “99.9% certain” the cancer has gone.
The now mum-of-four credits the crash with saving her life.