I want to tell you about Lauren Smith. She is the daughter of Tracie Podger's best friend. She's thirty-two and has five children ranging in age from fourteen to two. Lauren has breast cancer. She possibly has the BRCA gene that has mutated. It's not good, not good at all.
Lauren has 18 weeks of chemo, a double mastectomy, hysterectomy, and radiotherapy to look forward to. One of her children, one of the youngest, cried when she was told that Lauren was going to lose her hair. She didn't want her mum to look like a boy. So Tracie is raising money to stop Lauren looking like a boy. She wants to buy her two real hair wigs and she has done this by organising an online book auction. Any spare funds will go towards a break for Lauren and her kids so they can make some memories.
This started with just a couple of author friends, there are now over 100 lots to bid on and the list is still growing.
The event was supposed to be just one day, it's now running from Saturday to Wednesday.