After three surgeries, two bouts of cancer and multiple other hurdles in between, a single mum has become "the strongest version of herself".
In 2016, Whittnie Price noticed that she had a growth on her right forearm, which many doctors told her was just a cyst.
But, when it became painful and started to itch, she decided to see a surgeon to have it removed.
"I asked for a referral to see a general surgeon and he said, 'no worries, we can remove that for you'," Ms Price said.
"I had the surgery, and then I went back to work, and life was great.
"Six weeks went by and I got a phone call from the secretary who informed me that the results had come back as malignant cancer."
Ms Price was left speechless on the phone as, in her mind, the situation was over and done with. She did not think there would be anything more to it as she was told, "it is just a cyst".
Finally, a few weeks after hearing the dreaded c-word, Ms Price saw the surgeon again, who advised her it was a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour.
"Being a young, single woman, the thought of having a massive scar made me self-conscious, but I knew that I had to have it done," Ms Price said.
"I went back after the surgery and he said, 'I got it all, that is it'. I thought 'life can go back to normal'."
Fast forward to 2019, Ms Price was engaged, pregnant with her second child and things "were going great".
"Then, I was at work, and I rubbed my arm and noticed there was a huge lump on my arm just above my elbow," she said.
"It had appeared out of nowhere, so my fiance and I rushed to the hospital because I was 20 weeks' pregnant."
Ms Price, from Wagga in NSW's Riverina, had an ultrasound where they found a growth, but she needed to see a surgeon.
After calling her uncle, who worked for health districts throughout NSW, he contacted a surgeon in Sydney.
"I had a phone consult with him and sent him photos of the lump, and he told me I needed to get to Sydney within two days to run some tests," Ms Price said.
"My son went to stay with my dad, and my mum, fiance and I packed up to head to Sydney."
After many tests, the surgeon told Ms Price that he needed to operate, and there was a risk she would lose movement in her hand due to the way the tumour had grown.
"I was lost for words. I think I stopped breathing for a second," she said. "I thought, 'how can I breastfeed or change nappies if I lose strength in my dominant hand'. Then I was told there was a possibility that I might have a premature baby due to the surgery, and hearing that was hard."
Ms Price said it felt like she was dreaming and she just wanted to "wake from the nightmare". She was booked in for surgery on December 23, and when she woke up, the first thing she did was ask how her baby was.
"They told me she was fine," Ms Price said. "Then I lifted my hand and I felt like I had won the lotto, and I was beaming with joy.
"We had to spend Christmas Eve at the hospital, and my little boy was so beautiful because he told me 'Mum, I know Christmas is tomorrow, but I am where I want to be - with you."
A few weeks later, the biopsy came back and she learned she had been misdiagnosed and had desmoplastic melanoma which is rare and typically found in men over the age of 60. While the surgery was over, the journey still was not finished.
Ms Price went to Talbingo for recovery at her family holiday home, but the bushfires forced her evacuation.
Her beautiful baby girl was born on Friday, March 13, last year, and then the country went into lockdown, and Ms Price and her partner split up.
Finally, Ms Price started her immunotherapy treatment which ended in June this year, but only after months of horrific side effects.
The "chamber of events", as she calls it, has been incredibly tough, but she is determined to focus on the positives.
"I have become so much stronger through this," Ms Price said.
"I am so grateful to my Aunty Deb who helped me get through the dark times; she is such an inspiration to me. I am left with a bit of nerve damage, but I am lucky, and I was given a second chance at life."
Ms Price said if someone reading her story could take away one lesson, she hopes that it would be to "stay strong".
"Don't quit. Keep fighting. Even if you don't have cancer, but you are struggling with hard times, you can do it," she said.
To give back in honour of those who helped her, Ms Price is fundraising for Daffodil Day as the usual events cannot go ahead due to the pandemic.
Christine Williams, the community relations coordinator at Cancer Council Wagga, said the special event would look a little different tomorrow.
"If you are one of the wonderful people who would usually purchase fresh daffodils, we're counting on you to show your flower power differently and help save Daffodil Day," she said.
For information on Daffodil Day, go to www.daffodilday.com.au/donate.