Family left heartbroken as ‘bubbly’ mum, 28, dies of cervical cancer

A mum has died at the age of 28 from cervical cancer, leaving behind her heartbroken little girl and childhood sweetheart.

"Bubbly and funny" Leonie Carroll, of Middleton, was diagnosed with cancer last September.

She went through intense chemotherapy and radiotherapy to treat the disease.

She died on July 7 just days after her 28th birthday at Springfield Hospice in Rochdale, reports Manchester Evening News .

Leonie and her partner Jack Connolly were childhood sweethearts and have been together since they were 14-years-old.

The couple have a seven-year-old daughter named Remae and Jack has quit his job as a fire sprinkler engineer, which required working away, to take care of his little girl full time.

Friends and family of the couple have launched an online fundraising campaign to raise donations towards the costs of Leonie's funeral.

The funds will also help support Jack with living expenses as well as pay for a trip to Disneyland for Remae, as Jack promised Leonie he would take their daughter to see Mickey Mouse during the six week holidays.

Jack, 28, described the past ten months as 'unbearable' and also thanked Leonie's mother Nancy Carroll who never left her bedside.

Leonie first underwent radiotherapy before moving onto a mixture of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

She spent a number of weeks at Springfield Hospice in Rochdale.

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