LOVE: Olivia and Sam Bradshaw will celebrate their first Mother's Day together, a moment made more amazing by Sam's  fight with cancer.
LOVE: Olivia and Sam Bradshaw will celebrate their first Mother's Day together, a moment made more amazing by Sam's fight with cancer. Renee Albrecht

Cancer battle makes Mother's Day a miracle for Sam

CHRISTMAS is often considered the time for miracles, but for Sam Bradshaw it is Mother's Day that fits that bill.

Mrs Bradshaw and her six-month-old daughter Olivia are celebrating their first Mother's Day together tomorrow, and it is a moment she said is special in more than the obvious way.

"I never thought I'd be able to be a mum, so the fact that we've got Olivia ... is amazing," she said.

Mrs Bradshaw developed a rare form of cancer known as choriocarcinoma in September 2015.

The cancer started from a lost pregnancy, grew in her uterus and spread to her lungs, forcing her to have weekly chemotherapy.

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She said the experience brought into relief all of the magic of Mother's Day.

And while Olivia was a touch too young to be buying presents, it was not a worry, Mrs Bradshaw said.

"I think life definitely isn't about material things anyway.

You see little ones that are drawing pictures and making cards for their mums and I think that's what's most special about Mother's Day.

"The burned toast and the over-cooked egg.

"I'm excited about all of the things to come, but I'm still enjoying the now."

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