FILE PICTURE - Dated September 15, 2017. Graeme Abbott and baby Archie. A mum who died from a brain tumour survived long enough to see her miracle baby celebrate his first birthday - and her brother is preparing to raise the tot as his own son. See CENTRE PRESS story CPADOPT. Nicola Abbott, 29, died on Saturday, exactly a year after she was told the cancer would be terminal but lived just long enough to see her little boy celebrate his first birthday. Baby Archer was born on August 31 2017, and single mum Nicola described him as a miracle - after doctors had told her the chemotherapy used to treat aggressive stage four cancer glioblastoma multiforme, would make her infertile. When Nicola discovered she was pregnant she was determined to continue with it, despite the risks. And knowing that she would not be alive long enough to see him through childhood, elder brother Graeme, 30, and his wife Christina, 29, offered to raise Archer as their own son, along with their two little boys. After Nicolas funeral, Archer will return home with them under an arrangement known as special guardianship. And in three years will be formally adopted.