Mum who thought she had blood clot dies after being given six months to live

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A mum-of-six has died from terminal cancer aged 35 – just five months after the devastating diagnosis.

Holly Blake underwent gruelling chemotherapy after she was diagnosed with small blue cell sarcoma, a rare form of cancer which she at first mistook for a blood clot.

She was moved to a hospice to receive palliative care earlier this month.

But Holly, from Leith, Edinburgh, passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning with her mum and husband, Niccolas Scott, 32, by her side.

Her aunt Christine Langridge made the devastating announcement on a GoFundMe appeal.

It has so far raised more than £22,000 to assist with childcare and bills after her death.

Today, Christine wrote on the page: “Our beautiful Holly’s soul left our lives and took her place among the stars at 4:05am Sunday 18 October.

“It was a still Edinburgh morning with Robins singing in the trees, she passed peacefully in comfort with her mum and husband by her side.

“Words can not express how grateful we are for all your donations.”

On August 26 Holly fulfilled her last wish of marrying her partner Niccolas.

The happy couple tied the knot at Leith Community Croft on Leith Links, alongside their children Eli, 17, Poppy 14, twins Daisy and Pippa, ten, and her youngest twins Edward and Primrose, three.

Earlier this year, Holly opened up over her devastating diagnosis.

She said: “I thought I had a blood clot in my leg and I got sent for an x-ray, then they found my lungs were full of metastasised cancer.

“It’s small blue cell sarcoma. It’s a rare kind of sarcoma that’s spread through my lymph nodes to my calves.

“By the end of that week we knew the full picture.

“I’m in hospital just now finishing my third round of chemo.

“Unfortunately the last round wasn’t effective.

“If this doesn’t work I’m looking at a few months to live – or maximum six months.

“Either way my prognosis isn’t great, it’s stage four. This is management, rather than get rid of it. It was just total shock and disbelief.

“It was the absolute last thing I would’ve expected. I’ve not had any health or lung problems. I don’t drink either.”

Before she died, Holly arranged for Edward and Primrose to live with their dad Niccolas Scott, 32, and the other children will live with her mum Diane Blake, 53.

Holly heaped praise on NHS staff for the care she has received in hospital, despite come cancer patients facing delays in receiving appointments and treatment.

She said: “The NHS have been amazing, it’s all happened so quickly.

“I didn’t experience any delays whatsoever.

“They were super accommodating and tried to make sure my mum could be with me.”