Katie Dowd lost a baby to cervical cancer: a baby she believes was "sent" to save her life.
When the young mum from Barrowford was expecting in 2009, she was looking forward to a beautiful third addition to her family. Doctors foresaw no problems in her pregnancy. After all, she was just 22-years-old.
Within weeks, unusual bleeding triggered a battery of tests. Medics discovered the disease, telling Katie it would have gone undiagnosed without her pregnancy.
The baby did not survive and Katie's dealt with that heartbreak by seeing her unborn as a "blessing" sent to keep her alive. She believes the child gave its life to ensure she remained a mother to her other two children.
Now all-clear, she told me the "little moments money can't buy" matter most. Cuddles with her son and daughter make her thankful for survival. "There is a light at the end of the tunnel," she says "and many more people will survive".