A much loved mum of three who went to the doctor's with a cough has died just six weeks after being diagnosed with lung cancer.
Jane Brogan passed away suddenly at home on the day doctors were due to decide whether or not to continue treating her for the disease.
The 38-year-old's world was shattered when what she thought was a chest infection turned out to be stage four lung cancer.
Jane, from Bedlington, had been suffering from a bad cough for about six weeks.
After attending hospital with what she thought was a minor cold, she was horrified to be told she had months to live.
The single mum had started chemotherapy and was planning a final Christmas with her three children, Molly, 14, Elena, seven and Thomas, five, when she contracted pneumonia.
Doctors had said they wouldn’t be able to continue the cancer treatment while she had an infection, but told her that without it she wouldn’t live to see Christmas.
But on the day she was due to learn her fate, Jane died at her home in Northumberland .
We’re devastated. We thought we’d get one last Christmas. We’d even planned to move it forward after what the doctors said.
Jane’s family and friends are continuing to fundraise to take her three children to Florida in May, with a charity evening at Bedlington Terriers FC planned for December 14.
A statement from her family said:
Jane was a much loved mam, daughter, sister, auntie and great auntie. She loved her friends, music, animals and, more recently, cakes.