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Mum with terminal cancer writes book explaining the disease to children

Sarah with he three-year-old daughter Amelia Photo: ITV News Central

A mum of two who was diagnosed with terminal cancer has written a book to explain the disease to young children.

Sarah West from Loughborough discovered she had metastatic breast cancer a year ago, and was told last year it has now spread to her brain.

When she was diagnosed she said she struggled to explain her diagnosis to her two young daughters and couldn't find anything to help.

The 34-year-old decided to write the book called 'Mummy's Got a Poorly' and used illustrations from her five-year-old daughter Olivia.

She said the book has helped her daughters understand the process of her treatment and prepares them for what's to come.

Thousands of books have been printed and profits go to a charity called The Osbourne Trust which supports children of parents with cancer.

Sarah hopes other families who're in a similar situation will find the book useful.