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Tributes to Norwich mum who died from breast cancer aged 47

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Tributes have been paid to a mother from Norwich who has left a legacy of helping others, by requesting funds be raised for a vital charity in her memory.

Despite being born with a life-threatening condition, Wendy Kristina Bacon would go on to have a life led by her endearing and adventurous nature.

She arrived in the world in Ilford, Essex, on July 28, 1974. Following a stay in the hospital, it was a great relief when she came home to join her mum and dad – Tricia and Paul – twin sister Star and older sister Emma.

However, this would not be the only time Wendy was seriously ill. At the age of five, she developed encephalitis – a serious condition in which the brain becomes inflamed. It is something that affected her for the rest of her life but did not stop her from becoming an “endearing, adventurous, and daring child”.

One such memory includes a camping trip, aged six, where she had to be rescued after her mum discovered her at 2am........

© Norwich Evening News

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