This is a special guest article from our friends at the Eleanor Rose Foundation, established in 2012 in memory of Ellie Jeffery, who died of breast cancer aged 29. The MoneyAware team have been sponsoring her friends this month, in a concerted effort to raise money and awareness for the charity.
Ellie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 and the following year she discovered that the cancer had spread to her lungs, liver and bones.
During this time Ellie began to write a blog called ‘Written Off’, which quickly gained a large following thanks to her frank, funny and deeply affecting descriptions of her life with cancer.
Her blog even featured in various newspapers and magazines.