Mum-of-three, 39, with terminal cancer planning ‘last Christmas’ with loved ones


A mum-of-three who began suffering seizures was given the devastating news that she has terminal cancer.

Louise Colquhoun, 39, is planning what could be her last Christmas with husband John and their three sons Connor, 16, Aaron, 13, and Blair, nine.

The accountant, from Ratho, West Lothian, Scotland, was given the shattering news that the cervical cancer she was diagnosed with just months ago is incurable.

She is undergoing intensive treatment in the hope it will give her more time with her loved ones.

And she has spoken of her gratitude after hundreds of kindhearted donors, including many she has never met, donated almost £14,000 to help support her family through the tragedy and provide for them when she is no longer here.

Louise said : “We have been completely overwhelmed and you have truly touched our hearts.

“We cannot emphasise enough the enormous comfort and relief you have provided in helping us relieve the financial burden.”

In August, Louise started to suffer seizures and was devastated to be told after a series of appointments that she had cervical cancer.

Medics hoped they would be able to reduce the size of the tumour, if not remove it completely.

But in October, Louise suffered six more seizures and was taken to St John’s Hospital in Livingston, where she had three blood transfusions in 48 hours.

Just a few days later, Louise was given the heartbreaking news that the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes and was now incurable.

Louise, who wed John in 2014, has embarked on a course of chemotherapy but the family will have to wait until January to learn if it will help to extend her life.

Her sister, Emma Harden, said Louise is now preparing for what may be her last Christmas.

She added: “Louise just wants to make sure her family is comfortable so the boys and her husband have got funds there to support them for when she’s not there.

“She is just a lovely person who would do anything for anybody and give them her last penny. She is very caring.

“It’s overwhelming to se