MOTHER's Day marked a miracle milestone for a Bromsgrove woman, who overcame an A4-sized ovarian tumour to give birth to a health baby boy.

Cherie Uhrmacher, 37, and 10-week-old Flint are sharing their story this Mother's Day to launch the Race for Life fundraising series for Cancer Research UK.

To inspire the crowds, Cherie will tell her inspiring story on stage at the Redditch Race for Life on Sunday, June 10.

Cherie will then be firing the starter horn for the expected 1,000 participants, before joining the race herself with baby Flint.

At the age of 22, Cherie was put into an induced coma for three months, after suffering an unexplained and life-threatening fit.

Cherie said: "When I woke up from the coma with my stomach all swollen my body looked as if I was pregnant.

"But instead of telling me I was having a baby, they told me I had ovarian cancer.

"When I asked how big the tumour was the consultant said it was the size of an A4 folder.”

Cherie, who works as an insurance broker at Fiveways in Birmingham, underwent four operations to remove the tumour, followed by six months of intensive chemotherapy.

She married husband Lee in 2014, expecting the pair would never have a family due to the impact of her cancer treatment.

But thanks to IVF treatment, and against all odds, Cherie had a successful pregnancy last year, and gave birth two-and-a-half weeks prematurely just before Christmas.

"He arrived two days after I stopped work," said Cherie. "So I certainly didn't waste any maternity leave.

"I had pre-eclampsia so he had to be induced and I ended up having an emergency Caesarian.”

She added: "We both love Flint so much. It is such a delight to be able to share our wonderful news with other people.

"Everyone is so happy for us. My first Mother’s Day is going to be extra special because I never expected I would be a mum.

"I hope my story will inspire other women to join Race for Life in celebration or in memory of their own mums.”

To enter Race for Life, visit or call 0300 123 0770.