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Tributes to 'truly amazing' Wirral mum
TRIBUTES have been paid to a truly amazing Wirral mum-of-two who has lost a courageous battle against an aggressive form of cancer.
Sue Saul, 41, from Pensby, was diagnosed in 2010 and given just six months to live. She died peacefully on Tuesday surrounded by family.
Her funeral will take place at Maylands Woodland Remembrance Park in Eastham tomorrow, Saturday, October 12, at 1pm, and is open to all.
Paying tribute was Ian Carroll, who was best man at Sue and husband Marcus' wedding and ran a campaign to raise funds for Sue’s treatment.
He told the Globe: "She was a truly amazing lady, who blessed our lives for 41 years. She gave so much to everybody.
"She had such generosity of spirit and such beauty. She brightened the lives of everyone who knew her.
"She was just a beautiful person, who really embraced life every day."
Paying tribute to Sue's courage and determination throughout her fight, Ian continued: "She was given six months to live three years ago and was given one week to live three months ago.
"She's fought this all the way and was never going to give up. She wanted to live for her children and Marcus. Her legend will live on forever.
"Even when planning the funeral, she put everyone else first and wanted us all to dress colourfully and be comfortable."
A Facebook campaign "Save Our Sue" was launched in 2011 led by husband Marcus.
It aimed to raise £45,000 for the treatment that is not available in this country but which could save, or prolong, her life.
The treatment, chemo embolisation, involved injecting anti-cancer drugs directly into the blood vessel and was Pioneered by German professor Thomas Vogl.
Ian said: "Marcus has done all he can to help find a solution to Sue’s illness and has left no stone unturned."
A series of fundraising events was organised to raise funds, including benefit nights, sponsored walks, and parachute jumps.
In a funeral message written just a few weeks ago and featured on www.facebook.com/SaveOurSue, Sue thanked her friends and family for their support over the years.
She said: "I want to express a real deep heart-felt gratitude for the amount of effort that was fuelled by love and concern to help me to live my life as long as possible and enable me to be as good a mother as I could and see my girls grow.
"The effort from you that was all fuelled by the hope that there would be a cure for me.
"Because of all the support I was given for a precious year and a half in which I was able to raise and get to know my daughters.
"In that time I was able to have precious, special fun times with them and the funding enabled that.
"The love from the fundraising that everyone did and continued to do really filled my heart with hope and I'm eternally grateful for that.
"I would like to say a special thank you to: Marcus for his unconditional love and support in our fight together. You were truly amazing.
"Mum for giving me my life and also giving me the knowledge and comfort that my girls were safe and being cared for with all the love, that I would otherwise have been giving to them, whilst I was having treatment. Dave for being my rock!
"Seren and Estelle, "My Special Girls" For giving me so much love and courage.
"My lovely brothers and their families for being "so there" for me.
"The Amazing S.O.S Team, Kelly and Phil (Wheatsheaf Foundation) and the Brighton posse. All my Uncles, Aunties, Cousins and Friends for all your support and for never giving up on me.
"All the medical teams that tried so hard for me. Especially Dr. Lentz and the Frau clinic team. I love you all so dearly, Thank you Sue x"
"I would like my ceremony to be a celebration of my life. I want it to be a good experience for everyone especially my girls.
"I want them be be shown that passing is a natural part of life and that it's healthy to process our emotions whilst celebrating the passing of a persons life."
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