When a woman noticed a weird bump on her foot, she tried to ignore it. It first started appearing when she was just 15 and Cheryl Murray didn’t think anything about it. But as she got older, the growth increased in size until it was as big as a golf ball – now imagine putting a golf ball and your foot inside of a shoe. Impossible.
In 2014, Cheryl finally had a boyfriend, David, who asked her about her foot. She lied about what it was and he knew it wasn’t the truth. So David told her that she really needed to get the lump on her foot checked out.
When she did, she got the biggest surprise of her life. After ignoring the growth for more than a decade, she left that office with one leg missing.
“David asked me what was wrong with my foot. I replied that it was torn ligaments, but he could tell it wasn’t, that it was more serious,” Murray told the Mail.
Doctors took her growth seriously. They conducted a number of tests and found out the worst. Cheryl had a rare form of cancer called sarcoma.
“I never thought it would be anything serious. I was hysterical. I was so stunned I couldn’t speak,” she said.
But that was only the beginning of the bad news.