A young mum living with an incurable brain tumour has now been told she has just months to live.

Sophie Rowley, 25, had originally been given an estimated five years, and was determined to spend it making memories with her family.

But latest test results have revealed devastating news - that the tumour has grown more quickly than expected and become very aggressive.

It is a huge blow for Sophie, fiance Lee Brown, and her two young daughters, who had big plans for the future.

However, the inspirational Carlisle mother is dusting herself off and fighting on.

“I wasn’t expecting it at all, I felt fine, but then started to get a little bit wobbly,” she explained.

“I went for a scan and basically it’s just spread within the last few months.

“It’s not good news, but I’m trying to stay positive.”

Sophie, of Denton Holme, had already compiled a bucket list of things to do before she dies and set up a fundraising page to help cover the cost.

Now, thanks to the Eden Valley Hospice, generous Cumbrians are stepping in to help arrange their wedding - which has been brought forward to next week.

Sophie only found out about the tumour because she started suffering from double vision.

It turned out to be a cancerous tumour around her brain stem. Because of its position, surgery was out of the question.

She had radiotherapy to blast it, and just a few months ago was told that it had been successful.

But now it has returned, unexpectedly, and this time radiotherapy isn’t an option.

Instead she has started chemotherapy, but didn’t react well to it last time.

“They’ve put me back on chemo, but on a lower dose,” said Sophie, who is also trying cannabis oil and a cancer-fighting alkaline diet.

The hardest part has been trying to explain it all to her daughters - Keira Green, aged eight, and Jasmine Green, five.

“We’ve just said that I’m poorly and they’ve given me some medicine, but are not sure if it’s going to make me better.

“I don’t really know if they’ve taken it in,” she explained.

However Sophie’s main focus to date has been on making as many memories as possible in the time she has left.

She said the latest news was tough to hear, but she is determined not to give in.

She’s had to accept that some of the items on her bucket list will no longer be possible - including the skydive she had been excited about, or travelling abroad.

But she is making the most of the situation, instead taking a family trip to Scotland to stay in a luxury cabin.

Sophie and Lee, 33, have also brought forward their wedding, so she will be well enough to walk down the aisle.

With the help of the hospice and Wish For A Wedding, they have now set a date - Friday, April 26.

“There’s no time like now,” said Sophie.

“The girls are going to be bridesmaids and are absolutely buzzing about it.

“It’s given us all something to positive to focus on.”

With the wedding brought forward to next week, an appeal has been launched to help Sophie and fiance Lee get everything they need for their big day.

A former volunteer at Carlisle’s Eden Valley Hospice, she now attends the day hospice sessions as a patient.

Staff at the hospice put her in touch with Wish for a Wedding, a charity that provides weddings for couples dealing with a terminal illness. It asks local people and companies to donate everything they need, ensuring a day to remember.

Wish for a Wedding has been using social media to appeal for items, including dresses.

Sophie is set to try on bridal gowns on Monday, and the charity is also arranging bridesmaid dresses for her daughters.

Sophie and Lee will get married this coming Friday at the Crown Hotel at Wetheral.

The rest of the details are being finalised but they also need flowers, a cake and other wedding essentials.

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To help visit the Wish for a Wedding page on Facebook.

Sophie is also continuing to fundraise via her Go Fund Me page.

To date they have had donations totalling almost £4,000.

This money is being used to help Sophie make lasting memories with her family and complete as much of her bucket list as possible.

If there is any money leftover, it will go into bank accounts for her daughters after Sophie’s death.

To help visit https://uk.gofundme.com/please-make-my-dreames-come-true.

Lee is also organising a charity fishing event to raise extra funds.

A keen angler, the kayak fishing match takes place on Windermere on May 5.

The Pike and Perch UK Cancer Charity Open Fishing Match has its own facebook event page.

Carlisle roofer Lee, 33, who has been with Sophie for three years, said: “This devastating news has obviously come to a great shock for Sophie, myself and all of the family, so I’m hoping to help raise funds by doing what I do best - fishing.

“I’m hoping to get as many people on board as possible, to give her the support she and the kids need, and hopefully help her fight against this dreadful disease.”

He is urging the fishing community to rally round and support the fundraiser, which he hopes to make an annual event.

Entry costs £25. There will be prizes for the biggest pike and perch caught.