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A Mother’s Choice
with Elle Halliwell
Elle Halliwell was no stranger to news headlines. More than ten years’ experience as a successful journalist and popular showbiz and fashion commentator had seen her producing hundreds of headlines over the years via her weekly columns in The Daily and Sunday Telegraphs, and television appearances on 9NewsNOW.
However, in 2016 Elle’s life took an unexpected and tragic turn and she found herself front and centre of news headlines, after revealing she was battling a rare form of blood cancer, chronic myeloid leukaemia, while also being pregnant with her first child.
Elle faced a decision that no mother should have to – terminate her pregnancy and begin cancer treatment straight away, or delay treatment and risk her life to give her unborn baby the gift of his. Elle chose to continue with her pregnancy.
Thankfully, she and baby beat the odds and son Tor is now 16months old and the light of his mum and dad’s life. Elle began her cancer treatment soon after Tor’s birth and will continue it until the cancer becomes undetectable in her blood.
Since her diagnosis Elle, a chronic anxiety sufferer, learned very quickly not look too far to the future and worry about what may or may not happen. She also didn’t have the mental capacity to agonise over the small stuff and made a deal with herself to not let anxiety dominate her life any longer – a deal which she has kept to this day.
As if trying to manage the side effects of her treatment and looking after a baby wasn’t enough of a juggle, Elle also wrote her first book, ‘A Mother’s Choice’ which has just been published.
She has begun studying naturopathy and health coaching and is an ambassador for the Cancer Council and The Leukaemia Foundation.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
“Mum Society events are a fantastic opportunity to hear inspiring mothers share their stories and meet like-minded women for potential business opportunities or just to make new friends. They're always impeccably organised and Kylie is a passionate, exuberant host who clearly believes in her goal. I couldn't recommend these events more - you have to experience if for yourself!”Melissa WilsonKidspot
“I thoroughly enjoyed the Friendships and Foundations event with Tess & Kate, it was such a lovely open and honest Q & A session, very engaging and thought provoking. I'm sure everyone took home a lot! I still have Vashti's as my superhero top favourite because she perhaps unknowingly taught me how to enjoy my kids in the present and not be in a hurry for the next stage. Always indebted to you and her for that one ;)”Sarah Feel Better Box
“We had THE BEST TIME! Still buzzing from all of the great energy in the room.”Kate SuttonUberKate
“Thanks Kylie, we had a ball! Adored meeting all your fabulous members and could have gone on for hours. Looking forward to the next one; we will be in the corner taking notes with our coffees!”Tessa White Down That Little Lane
“Yesterday was my first time at a Mum Society event. I sat down started talking to other excited mums and was so excited to meet and hear such talented ladies share their story. What I was not prepared for, was to yes like you, to start to get so emotional and start to tear up. I finally after 9 months (I am a first time mum to a busy little 9 month old girl) felt that it is ok to want more for not only me but my family.”Lindax
“Thank you so much for organising this event-the guest speaker were fabuloso!! Totally inspiring yet realistic! Could have listened to them for the rest of the day:) Looking forward to finding out who will be your next guest speaker.”Anita Vitanova The Inner West Mums
“Another fantastic event yesterday! Every one of your events is so different but equally inspiring. Kirsty was refreshing, honest, funny and I certainly picked up a few tips from her. Thanks a million Kylie!”Dani WylieKidzsize Living Sydney City
“Thanks so much for putting on a fantastic event this morning! It's the first I've been to and I loved it.”Katherine B
“Thank you for creating these events that make my skin crawl with inspiration and the feeling of women empowering women. I just think you are amazing! You have made a difference to my life when it matters most. No one understands just how lost you get in motherhood so to have that platform to bounce off like Mums Society. It's a gift. I recommend this group to everyone!”Jess
“It makes me feel frustrated that we are so often left alone and underestimated as mums and you provide a very much needed breath of fresh air and empowerment needed to keep going.”Jessica K
“Such a fabulous uplifting morning surrounded by such lovely mums. Thank you!”Jen S
“Wow Wow Wow!!! Every single event is the best one yet!!! ”Aleks
“Kylie, thank You for keeping it real. That's why we love you. Mum society is such an invigorating breath of fresh air!”Lisa Marie
“I loved being a part of one of Mum Society’s wonderful events in 2016. It was a great chance to have a relaxed chat with like minded women sharing our stories and challenges as we navigate motherhood and careers. The location, professionalism and execution of it all by Kylie at 34 weeks pregnancy was an amazing feat! I’d highly recommend anyone to speak or attend whenever they have the chance. Thanks for letting me be a part of it all!”Beth MacdonaldBaby-Mac