Rugby mum to carry Olympic Torch after overcoming cancer

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A RUGBY mum will carry the Olympic Torch with huge pride as she celebrates recovering from two of the most difficult years of her life.

Faye Emery, 35, of Durrell Drive, Cawston, has been nominated to carry the flame through the streets of Coventry on July 2.

It will also mark the two-year milestone since the mother-of-two finished her treatment for breast cancer.

Faye, who is now in remission and was nominated to carry the torch by her colleagues at BT, said: “I’m so excited. It feels so rewarding. It will be two years since I finished my treatment and it’s just amazing.

“I’m quite emotional about it.”

Faye will be cheered on by a crowd that will include her husband Luke and two children Mia, three and Eva, two.

Faye was diagnosed with cancer while pregnant with Eva.

The youngster was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis shortly after her birth - something which was not related to Faye being treated for cancer.

Faye, who spends a lot of her spare time fundraising for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust along with Luke, said: “It’s been a difficult couple of years.

“The girls are excited after seeing a replica of the torch. Now when they see it on the TV they start squealing.”

Faye added: “I was nominated for being inspiring and how I coped with everything but I only dealt with everything because of the people around me who supported me.

“It’s a big flame and it’s a big life and we’re all embracing it.”