Just five weeks after she gave birth to twins, Amy Savage’s partner, Dwayne, took his own life.
Those twins, Cash and Cruz, are now one year old. But Savage is facing a new battle — last month, the Adelaide mum was diagnosed with leukaemia.
The diagnosis didn’t come as too much of a surprise. Savage had been noticing unusual bruises on her legs. She’d also been getting bloody noses and coughing up blood.
“Prior to the diagnosis my body had shown me a lot of signs that something was wrong,” she tells Mamamia.
“About a week before seeing my doctor I had a moment to myself where I cried after looking at the bruising on my legs.