Brave Ruby Connar, 13, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia at the age of eight - just weeks before her condition would have been terminal.
But while she was undergoing aggressive chemotherapy treatment her family faced further heartache when mum Josie discovered a cancerous lump on her breast.
At times both mother and daughter would be having chemo at different ends of the hospital.
And on the date when Ruby finally had her last round of chemo, Josie had a double mastectomy - signalling the final part of both their respective life-saving treatments.
The duo said they have never been closer due to their shared ordeal and both now feel they have beaten their respective diseases.