Lisa Wells was diagnosed with terminal bowel and liver cancer at the end of 2017, aged 32. She had just given birth to her second daughter, Saffia, sister to Ava-Lily, five.
Lisa’s doctors gave her a devastating prognosis. She was told she had between just two and twelve months to live.
Since then, Lisa has worked tirelessly to raise thousands of pounds for charity, all while undergoing chemo, working and raising her daughters. Along the way she has enlisted ‘Lisa’s Army’ — a group of friends, family and admirers committed to supporting Lisa’s family through the months and years ahead.
Lisa has always enjoyed writing and has kept a blog during the course of her treatment, saying, “Writing really helps me address my feelings and also sort of relaxes me at the same time. I feel better somehow for putting it all down somewhere.”
But Lisa hasn’t stopped at keeping a blog. Determined to leave a lifelong legacy of love for Ava-Lily and Saffia, she approached local children’s author Michelle Robinson for guidance — and Only One of Me was born.