Sheree will be missed by many.
Sheree will be missed by many.

Check your boobies for Sheree

SIX months to the day after she walked down the aisle towards the love of her life and father of her children, Sheree McLeod took her last breath.

The 39-year-old mother of two was diagnosed with stage three triple negative breast cancer in 2011.

Since then, Sheree has never stopped fighting the disease, keeping a high head and strong heart throughout endless surgeries and countless rounds of chemotherapy and radiation.

She was determined to spend as much time as possible with her husband Wade, and her two young sons Lachlan and Riley, while raising thousands of dollars and awareness of cancer.

But on Saturday at 3.55pm, Sheree's fight came to an end with her family by her side. Thousands of tributes for Sheree have been flooding social media, a testament to the woman who has inspired so many.

Sheree McLeod married her long-term partner Wade and her two boys Riley and Lachlan by their side. Photo Contributed
Sheree McLeod married her long-term partner Wade and her two boys Riley and Lachlan by their side. Photo Contributed Contributed

One was from another local mother, Julie Ann Beer, who has fought the cancer battle with the support of Sheree.

"It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to my wonderful friend, mentor, my rock," Julie Ann wrote.

"You have changed a lot of people in so many ways... Made us stronger, made people aware of breast cancer and it can happen to anyone any age, made a lot of friends all over the world thank you.

"Thank you Wade and your beautiful boys for sharing your wife and mother with us."

Sheree's lasting legacy to her friends and followers was to "check your boobies", with those words living on.

Kim Northey Photo Contributed
Kim Northey Photo Contributed Contributed

More than 3000 people have joined the Facebook group challenge and organisers have been overwhelmed with support.

"Sheree is such an inspiration and taught me so many things. I am so grateful for having her in my life," organiser Kate Lord said.

"She made me a better mother, wife, daughter and friend. She showed me where my priorities needed to be that that life is so short.

"Getting her message out there is so important - if we can make this viral, I would love it."

Jenny McIntyre Photo Contributed
Jenny McIntyre Photo Contributed Contributed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheree's funeral will be held tomorrow at 9am, at the Centenary Memorial Gardens in Sumner.

A ceremony will also be held at Bucasia tomorrow from 9am. Those attending are requested to wear pink and bring along a pink balloon to release.

If anyone is unable to attend, they are asked to release a pink balloon wherever they are.


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