DEBORAH James posted a heartbreaking goodbye message.
The Sun columnist has been hailed as an inspiration by fans after revealing she has moved into a home hospice.
Who is Deborah James?
Born on October 1, 1981, Deborah is a former assistant principal turned blogger, podcaster, and cancer activist.
After being diagnosed with terminal stage IV colon cancer, she started her blog BowelBabe.
That blog then became a weekly column for The Sun Online called Things Cancer Made Me Say.
She also presents the podcasts You, Me & the Big C for BBC’s Radio 5 Live and The Good Stuff, which she hosts with her children.
When was Deborah diagnosed with cancer?
Deborah was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer days before Christmas 2016.
In May 2022, she announced she had been transferred to a hospice and wrote a heartbreaking farewell message, saying, “My body just can’t go on.”
Her Instagram post read: “I never meant to write that message. We’ve tried everything, but my body just won’t cooperate.
“My active care has ended and I have now been placed in a home hospice with my incredible family around me and the focus is on making sure I am not in pain and spending time with them.
“Nobody knows how long I have left, but I can’t walk, I sleep most of the time and most of the things I took for granted are pipe dreams.”
You can read Deborah’s message in full here.
Deborah encourages people to donate to her @bowelbabefund, which can be found at bowelbabe.org.
She said: “Please buy me a drink to see me out of this world by donating the cost to @bowelbabefund which helps us raise funds for further life-saving cancer research. To give more Deborah more time!”
Is Deborah married and does she have children?
Deborah is married to Sebastien Bowen and he is a banker.
He works for Pomona Capital and was previously a director at MetLife Investments.
Together they have two children, Hugo, 14, and Eloise, 12
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