A SOUTH Devon mum has told of her 'nightmare' after being told both her teenage twins have been diagnosed with the same cancer.
Sally Hyde was devastated after her son, Harry Parnell, was struck down with the illness just over a year ago.
Then last month Harry's twin, George, 14, was also diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
The family, from Buckfastleigh, are now fundraising for Cancer Research.
Harry found a lump in his neck/shoulder area after being kicked during Tae Kwon Do last August and was rushed to hospital. He was eventually diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
He has had gruelling treatment and Sally quit her job to be with her son.
"I went into complete shock when I found out his diagnosis. He spent weeks in one room on machines at night for breathing and eventually after many scans he started chemotherapy," said Sally who is now back at work as a cleaner.
"When we first got up there we had nowhere to stay and considered sleeping in the car, even though my husband, Carl, has had back surgery. We just wanted to be near Harry. Eventually we were put up in the Ronald McDonald charity house and in the Clic Sargent house near where he was having treatment.
"Harry spent the next six months having treatment between Bristol and Exeter hospital and that included radiotherapy all over Christmas.
"He was extremely brave and even gave his lump in his neck a name, Keith. What was so hard was not knowing the outcome. We had to joke about it or else we'd end up crying. While he was in hospital the doctors called him 'the dude' as he was so chilled and relaxed about the treatment.
"When he came out of hospital I wanted to put him in a bubble, but knew I couldn't."
Just three months after finishing his treatment, Harry braved the elements and completed the 60km Ten Tors challenge on Dartmoor.
The family were pleased to hear the tumour is now 'dormant' but he still has to undergo scans every three months.
"I'm feeling fine now, but tired," said Harry.
But then George found a lump. Sally said: "He came home and pulled his shirt down and I knew straight away it was the same."
He was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.
"He was taken to hospital by his dad, Matthew. He's had to have scans and a biopsy," said Sally. "It's still a massive shock, but I feel more prepared this time as I know what to expect. I've cried but I have to carry on with life. I'm proud of my sons with how they cope."
To help fundraise for Cancer Research, Sally with the help of some friends, has arranged a coffee morning.
It takes place at Buckfastleigh Town Hall on October 12 from 11am until 2pm.
Many local businesses have donated prizes for the raffle. Sally will also dye her hair purple to boost funds.