Bowel Babe Deborah James thanked her father Alistair for ‘keeping me up’ after Royal Ascot tired her out
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Deborah James thanked her father for ‘picking me up’ after her last appearance at Royal Ascot yesterday.
BBC podcaster 40-year-old AKA Bowel Babe has been told by doctors she has just a few days to live – but she is continuing to fight.
The presenter is battling terminal bowel cancer and has been documenting her journey with her loyal followers since it all began, when she was 35 years old.
Deborah managed to get herself to the race on Thursday, along with her brother and his fiancée.
But after her wild antics, Deb proved she’s not going to rest.
Last night, she took to Instagram to share that she’s launched a series of Rebel Hope t-shirts to raise more money for the BowelBabe foundation.
She posted: “I may have been fooled by Ascot yesterday, but Dad was there to keep me awake.”
Yesterday, Deborah grinned in a wheelchair beside his brother and his fiancée at the race.
“Yesterday was really special because with so much effort and help I actually made it to @ascotracecourse again,” she captioned the cheerful images on her BowelBabe Instagram page.
“Honestly, I have to tell myself that I’m healthy enough every day to do things like this. Another favorite thing I’ve been thinking about and a great milestone to say is ‘not dead yet! ‘”
She continued: “Obviously like most it hasn’t been a while due to covid, but nice to come back and thank you @ascotracecourse for making the whole experience for me and my brother such a pleasure. seamless and achievable for me.
“Memories are made, but most importantly I’ve won 3 in a row and am still bouncing off the ceiling with them!!!”
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Although she is happy to be able to enjoy time with her brother, she said: “I find myself living in limbo, not knowing what the future holds and for how long.
“It’s a very stressful place of uncertainty because when I was discharged over a month ago I had a few days, maybe a week, to live. And I felt like that.
“But as we all know life doesn’t go according to plan, so I’m just grateful for what extra time, strength has been decided to bestow upon me. So in spite of the tearful tears, I look at the sunshine, smile, and think, wow, life is such a funny thing isn’t it!! Better enjoy it!
#onedayatatime #royalascot #ascot #aintdeadyet “
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/deborah-james-knackered-after-royal-27260019 Deborah James 'likes' following Royal Ascot as she thanks dad for 'keeping her up'