Simon Thomas’s late wife was told she was ‘stressed’ 3 days before her death

Gemma Thomas died just three days after she was first told she was suffering from a rare blood disease in 2017. Five years after her death, former Blue Peter host Simon Thomas discussed about pain, perception and why he might get involved in politics

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Simon Thomas discusses his wife’s death in 2018

Simon Thomas recalled how his late wife Gemma ignored the symptoms of blood cancer at first, and stressed the importance of raising awareness about the deadly disease.

One mother’s mother Gemma visited her local GP three times and complained of headaches, night sweats, bruising and fatigue, but was refuted each time.

In November 2017, the wife of former Blue Peter presenter saw her symptoms become more severe, but was still told that her feelings could be related to stress.

After being taken to A&E, Gemma was diagnosed with adult myeloid leukemia and died three days later on 24 November.

Simon, who is currently promoting a Blood Cancer UK campaign, was heartbroken and single-handedly raised his son Ethan, now 12.

Simon Thomas shares a laugh with his son and wife Gemma, before she fell ill in 2017

Both have been receiving treatment for two years after Gemma’s tragic death – with Ethan’s mentor to appear on TV.

“We both benefited from having someone to talk to and we both spent two years working with our own mentors,” Simon explained to The Sun.

‘Ethan’s mentor is a wonderful man named Colin. He’s an actor and a consultant and we’ve seen him in a McDonald’s commercial, but last week I saw the John Darwin Canoe Man TV series and he was in it.

Simon is heartbroken over Gemma’s shocking death


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“I showed it to Ethan the next morning and we both enjoyed seeing him.

Nearly five years on from Gemma’s death, Simon is now remarried – tied the knot with attorney Derrina Jebb last July.

The mixed family live in a new home together, different from the one Gemma shares with Simon and Ethan – with the former Sky Sports New presenter admitting he always knew they “would move out after what happened”. “.

However, their old home will always have a special place in their hearts, as that is where Gemma’s tributes are placed.

Ethan has a special place he can visit in memory of his late mother


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In place of a grave for one’s mother, Simon and Ethan planted something special on community land by the river outside their garden.

“I didn’t want a grave and graveyard because that wasn’t for us. But back in May 2018, we planted a tree for her birthday and put up a small plaque. at the bottom of it,” explains Simon in his latest interview.

After losing his father to the Covid-19 pandemic, the TV presenter has become more involved in politics in recent months – even admitting he is seen as an office job himself. public.

Simon met Derrina by attending the same church


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“The only way to change the culture of what’s happening is to put your cross in the ballot box or participate right?” Simon mused, after admitting “one or two” people had suggested he run in some capacity.

“I care about people and I’ve found the past few months have been really difficult politically because I lost my father to the pandemic.

The presenter went on to admit that the political news of the past few weeks had indeed “fired him” and expressed regret that so many people were unable to say goodbye to loved ones during this time. tightly locked.

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