Wednesday, 23 December 2015
Heidi Loughlin, 32, discovered she had a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer after falling pregnant with her third child. Doctors discovered her cancer in September after she noticed a rash on her breast while feeding her baby son Tait.
She was given the option of terminating the pregnancy so she could begin aggressive chemotherapy. But she decided to keep her baby and begin a less aggressive form of treatment which is expected to start on Wednesday, December 23.
Her baby had to be born 12 weeks prematurely in order for her to be treated for cancer. The baby named Ally Louise Smith was delivered by C-section on December 11, weighing just 2lb 5oz but died on Saturday.
Ms Loughlin, from Portishead, north Somerset posted a poem dedicated to her daughter on her blog. In it the mother of three wrote:
Writing on her blog after Ally's birth, the mother-of-three said she was "absolutely thrilled" to announce the baby had been born safely.
WHEN her hubby of ten years had to spend Christmas with his relatives in Nigeria, Tracy Akingbogun hoped he’d return with a special gift to make up for their time apart.
David, 43, had sorted out a present — for himself. He had secretly MARRIEDanother woman in Nigeria on Boxing Day.
Mum-of-four Tracy only discovered the shocking news through a friend months later — and kicked him out.
Heartbroken Tracy, also 43, says: “While I was at home with the kids missing him at Christmas, his present to himself was a new bride.
“I still can’t believe he did that to us after more than ten years together.
“I did some research and saw that the ceremony was a religious one and not a legal one. So he hadn’t committed bigamy.
“His dad had five wives during his lifetime, so I suppose David thought he could do that too.
“But not when he was living in the UK and not when he was married to me.”
Tracy, from Gravesend, Kent, adds: “This Christmas it will be just me and the children again, just like it was last year. But this time I’ll be over the moon that David isn’t with us.”
Tracy was a single mum to Cameron and Alysia — now 17 and 13 — when she met David in a nightclub while she was on a rare night out in March 2004.
She recalls: “I was watching a group of lads on the pull, but one of them wasn’t. He was just leaning against the bar enjoying himself. He saw me watching him and came over to chat.
“His name was David and he was really kind and gentle. He’d only arrived from Nigeria three months before.”
David moved into Tracy’s home just six weeks later and Tracy was delighted to discover she was pregnant.
Their son Kayodo, now 11, was born in December 2004 and they married two months later.
Tracy says: “It was a small ceremony with a few family and friends. David read out a poem and told me he really believed in me and our future together.
“From then on he called me ‘Wifey,’ his pet name for me.”
The next year the happy family went to Nigeria to meet David’s relatives.
Tracy says: “They were lovely to us and even went through the traditional ceremony of washing our feet when we arrived.”
Their second son Olalekan, now four, was born in December 2011.
Tracy busied herself bringing up her brood while David turned his hand to various businesses from buying and selling cars to running a market-stall. He also tried to set up an internet cafe.
But two years later she found messages between David and a Nigerian woman.
Tracy says: “One read: ‘When you were last here I wish I’d kissed you.’ I shouted at him, and wanted him to explain himself.
“He said she was someone he used to date before he came to the UK. He said it was nothing, they were just friends.
“I told David it was her or me. He said it was me, I was his wifey and that was that.
“Over the next few months he tried hard to show he meant it and we got back to normal.”
Then David announced he would have to go to Nigeria over the 2014 festive period. Tracy says: “I was furious. I told him he should be here for his sons — for our family. He kept insisting he had important family business.”
David flew out the day before Christmas Eve and Tracy was upset the family would be apart.
She says: “I was so angry with him, but I wasn’t going to let the children know that.
“It was Christmas so I was going to make it a good one.”
She messaged David, reminding him to call their boys on Christmas morning.
Tracy says: “David finally called at 9pm. I gave him an earful but let him speak to the children. I was so angry with him.
“On Boxing Day I didn’t hear from him, but I spoke to him and his family the next day and they were all friendly and normal.”
But, on David’s return, Tracy felt something had changed.
She says: “When he wasn’t away working he was on his laptop. He was hardly speaking to me or the boys. I would encourage him to spend time with them, but he’d snap at me and say he was busy.”
Tracy tried to make her family life as happy as possible but in May came a bolt out of the blue.
She got a message on Facebook from the partner of one of David’s friends in Nigeria, a woman Tracy had met when she visited.
She says: “The message read that he’d got married to another woman on Boxing Day — everyone knew apart from me. She didn’t think that was right.
“The world I loved had been whipped from beneath my feet. Tears streamed down my face. I’d known something was up.
“I confronted David but he denied it. He seemed so cool and calm. So I messaged her and said there must be a mistake.”
What came next wiped away any trace of doubt Tracy had.
Tearfully, she recalls: “She ended up sending me photos of the wedding ceremony via WhatsApp and confirmed it to me. There was no denying that.”
Shaking, Tracy managed to guess his Facebook password and logged in. There, she read messages between him and his new wife, the woman she’d caught him messaging two years before, who was also his ex-girlfriend.
Tracy says: “I was so angry I couldn’t speak. He couldn’t get married — he was my husband!
“I confronted him and he tried to deny it again but this time I told him I’d seen the photos and read the messages. I told him to pack his bags and get out.
“I don’t take calls from his family, as they were in on this and went to his wedding last Boxing Day while lying to me.
“He abandoned his children and me to get married to another woman. He’s made his choice and now he’s stuck with it.”
20 year old Onyinyechi Ironkwe beat 23 different lovely ladies to emerge the winner of the 2015/2016 Miss Niger Delta queen.The contest which took place on Sunday 20th of December attracted top personnel in the state.
The new queen who hail from Amaoba Oboro in Ikwuano LGA of Abia state is a final year student of the university of Port Harcourt, Bio Chemistry department.
The model got the dream body she wanted after having six ribs removed for a thinner waist.
For good measure she also had a boob job, facial interventions and a lift to her bottom. This allowed her to get a record-breaking 14-inch waist.
The Swedish model had visited the doctor beforehand, but when interviewed by TV hosts Madalin Ionescu and Adelina Pestritu, he said he was concerned about the complications the surgery has on the body - adding that a corset was essential.
"This corset was custom-made for me to fulfil that requirement."But wearing the corset too much could have its own complications.
The medic added:"If a person wears it 24 hours a day, then their liver, kidneys and everything else are not going to be in their proper place."
Fernando, from Venezuela, is three months pregnant and moved to live with Diane in Ecuador after meeting online.
Upon announcing their decision to become transgender, Fernando was supported by his loved ones after explaining that he didn't feel comfortable being a woman. However Diane was rejected by her family, and even had a spell being homeless.
"We live as man and woman. I’m a transfeminine woman and Fernando is a transmasculine man. "The process to get here was complex for each of us."Knowing it’s our right, we decided to add another member to our family. "
The former England football captain said his children are aware of the good work he has done over the years for charities such as Unicef, and that he sits down with them following a trip and discusses every detail with them. He said:
"My kids have been asking to come on these trips with me for years so at some point they will, obviously the priority is their schooling, but they are interested in these trips. My children always understand how important and how lucky they are to have the life they have."He said the focus of the BBC One documentary he was shooting titled 'For The Love Of The Game' was to showcase the good work done by Unicef and to highlight the "power of the game and what the game means to so many people around the world" and not just to show off his wife Victoria Beckham or his family.
"If we had wanted Victoria to be a part of this she was more than happy to be part of it," he said. "But I think this was something separate that we wanted to... use this documentary to highlight the game and what it's meant to me and what it's meant to so many people. Like I said, Victoria would have done something in it, but I don't think we needed her to. We don't sit down and discuss about keeping things separate but I think we both have our own things that we focus on. We both have things we do individually and together. I wouldn't walk into her studio and try and tell her how to make a dress ... it might be interesting if I did but we definitely have our own individual things."
In the spirit of Christmas and love in the Air, I pray specifically for the broken hearted, for those who have lost a loved one, going through a painful divorce, or going through a Heart break from the loss of a child, husband, friend, business, family, sickness or even Lack etc..
May this beautiful season not bring u sorrow but strength, May the thoughts of suicide be far away from you, May the thought of Loneliness be filled with the Love of God... It's easy to fall into depression this season because of the constant reminder that Christmas season is best spent with our loved ones and the sight of others happiness can be a painful reminder of what you might have lost... My sister, My brother you are not alone, You are the reason for the season.. You are the reason God has sent his only begotten son to come to earth and fill that void in your heart.. Be strong! let God come in and mend those wounds, and be your plus one and provider.. I wish you a beautiful holiday my darlings.. It's well and will always will be IJN.. AMEN.
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