Deborah James has been a beacon of hope and inspiration for the past 5 years – and she has no intention of stopping now.
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Dame Deborah James was an inspiration to many, raising awareness and awareness of millions of people about cancer during her dying days.
But she has one more mission to complete – and that is to not let anyone steal her thunder at the final hurdle.
Keeping up with her admirable intelligence and spark, the 40-year-old campaigner today said she refuses to let cancer beat her this weekend – joking she doesn’t want any who – let alone Meghan Markle – steals her thunder.
Speaking to The Sun, she said: “I’m determined not to die on Jubilee weekend, I don’t want Meghan stealing my thunder,.
“I didn’t work hard to raise awareness about cancer and the money to help find a cure, only to miss another front page when I was gone.”
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Podcast host called Bowel Babe online, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016 and is now staying at her parents’ home in Woking to spend her last days surrounded by her family.
With her signature honesty, she added: “Death is hard. I was consumed by anger this week, to be honest, I’m a real asshole. I kept screaming. punch people in the face and push them away. Me I’m angry at what’s happening to me. I don’t want to die.”
Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, Dame Deborah told fans how she was in tears when her family surprised her with a “girly sleep” with daughter Eloise, 12, where they watch Cinderella.
She wrote: “Creating memories can be hard while you’re dying! Oh so much pressure!!. Now I’m just getting some very difficult hours between sleep and side effects, but sleep This girly who tried to put a smile on my face spent most of yesterday in tears!”
The podcast host has raised a staggering £6.5 million for her bowel cancer fundraiser, three weeks after announcing she would be in hospice care.
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Dame Deborah launched fundraiser with an initial target of £250,000, but surpassed her goal 26 times after inspiring the whole country.
Despite her declining health, Deborah remains an inspiration to many as she has launched her In The Style collection, has been named Dame and will release a book.
Dame Deborah and her husband Sebastian Bowen have two children, Hugo, 14, and Eloise.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/deborah-james-i-wont-die-27144617 Deborah James: 'I'm not going to die in the Jubilee, I don't want Meghan to steal my thunder'