One cancer diagnosis will rock any family to its core.
Three in the space of six months is unimaginable.
But for the Fahey family, who grew up in Albury, that became their reality when their mother Anne, and her two daughters Amye and Grace got the news no one wants to hear - cancer.
"Mum was diagnosed in February 2019, Amye was mid July 2019 and I was early August 2019," Grace said.
"Mum had genetic testing done after her diagnosis, which took a few months to come back.
"Amye had her screening done after mum's results came back and I had mine done after Amye's diagnosis."
Anne was diagnosed with stage-three ovarian cancer. Three months later, just three days before Amye's son's first birthday, she was diagnosed with breast cancer which had spread to her lymph nodes. Three weeks after, the Fahey family were hit with the third lot of devastating news.
Grace was diagnosed with stage-three breast cancer. She was 33 years old.
"It has been an incredibly hard year for our family," Grace said. "Mum's diagnosis was devastating and it has been really hard having her and dad so far away.
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"When your mum is going through something like this, all you want is to be with her."
Amye and Grace now both live on the Sunshine Coast with their husbands and have been receiving treatment together.
"For the past seven weeks mum has been staying with us on the Sunshine Coast and continuing her treatment here," Grace said.
"It's been really great having her up here and she's been helping out a lot."
Grace said the past few months had felt "very surreal".
"Amye and I were diagnosed and started treatment within three weeks of one another," she said.
"We are undergoing the exact same treatment and have had most of our chemo treatments together, chair by chair.
"Of all the things I thought I would do with Amye in my life, we have always been very close, doing chemo was never one of them."
For Anne having her own diagnosis was tough enough, but when her two daughters were diagnosed she said it was "incredibly heartbreaking and overwhelming".
"We have all had to cease working and as a mother it has been especially hard to watch my daughters put their lives on hold during a time when they would have been furthering their careers and raising a family," she said.
"We rally together and try to support each other as best we can and take hope, strength and comfort from that. However it is not easy as we try to deal with our own individual situations. We are all just trying to do the best we can."
The bond between sisters has helped both Grace and Amye in different ways, but being away from their mum has been a constant challenge.
"Going through cancer with mum and Grace has been really challenging in that we are all at different places physically and emotionally at any given time," Amye said.
"I understand cancer treatment can be a very lonely experience for many, it is comforting to have people so close to you who 'get it'. We are so lucky in that we have been able to have this time together, where we are not working and can go to yoga and coffee when we are feeling well enough."
All three women hope by sharing their story to raise awareness of the breast cancer gene, which both Amye and Anne have.
"The BRCA gene is essentially a gene which produces tumour suppressor proteins, which play a big role in preventing cancer," Grace said.
"If a BRCA gene is mutated, it may no longer be effective in at preventing cancer. Because of this, people with a BRCA gene mutation are more likely to develop some kinds of cancers (for females breast and ovarian, for males prostrate and breast) and are more likely to develop cancer at a younger age.
"Mum and Amye both have the BRCA1 gene and I am awaiting the results of my genetic testing."
A few months before Grace's diagnosis she was assured by a GP she didn't need to have a breast screen done until she was 50.
"I am glad I persisted because I had been self-checking and felt nothing," she said. "So I was pretty shocked when I received my diagnosis."
A GoFundMe page set up by their brother Brock, who still lives on the Border, has raised almost $50,000 for their ongoing treatment.
"Words cannot express how truly touched and grateful we are to have the overwhelming support of both friends and strangers," Grace said.
"These funds may actually be lifesaving."
A local fundraiser hosted by F45 Albury will be held on December 21. For more information visit their Facebook page.