Michelle and Ian were childhood sweethearts. Michelle went to school with my daughter and Ian is our sons best friend.
Michelle has been fighting breast cancer for three years.
She was determined this cruel disease would not take her from her husband and her two young children. Her strength and determination left all who met her humbled.
At the weekend she passed away quietly and a light went out for so many people. I have never seen so many tributes on the social network. Every comment saying the same thing......she was an amazing woman.
Michelle's brother ran the marathon on Sunday, despite just learning his sister had passed away............he decided to continue because he knew Michelle would want him to. He finished the 26 miles......and raised a lot of money for Breast Cancer UK.