‘Time to say goodbye’ – The BBC presenter is seriously ill and has been knighted by the royal family
Her fate passes to the British: five years ago, Deborah James was diagnosed with cancer, and now the TV star, 40, is preparing to die. Before that, she penned one last wish for her compatriots – and received a very special visit.
DrThe news was shocking and made headlines in Great Britain for days: “I never wanted to write this tweet. Time to say goodbye. Five years of preparation doesn’t make it any easier. I’m in a nursing home spending time surrounded by my family”- with these words BBC presenter Deborah James announced on May 9 that she had lost her battle with cancer.
The 40-year-old has been vocal about her condition since she was first diagnosed with cancer – colon cancer – especially on and through social media. Bowelbabe’s Blog She has made a name for herself through her battle against disease.
As a legacy, James has now launched a fundraising campaign that has been a resounding success: within a short time, James has already raised four million pounds (4.7 million euros) for cancer research (as of Friday morning).
A show now called The Queen is also on the scene. The 96-year-old monarch has dubbed James “Lady”. who – which The British government informed late Thursday evening.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Queen’s grandson Prince William and his wife, Duchess Kate previously met He expressed. They also donated to Paul Babi Fund I acknowledge the commitment of a mother of two children.
“If the honor is at all worthy, it is this,” Johnson said, speaking from the heart of many Britons. “Deborah is an inspiration, and her honesty, warmth and courage are a sign of strength to so many people.”
A day later, the British media published another photo: it showed Prince William alongside Deborah James, both sitting together in the garden. The Prince was said to have insisted that James’s order be given in person. James later wrote on her Instagram: “Prince William actually came to our house today!” She added, “I am honored that he joined us for afternoon tea and champagne (…)”.
James has one more wish
It is rare for a queen to make someone a lady or a knight on such short notice. Honors are usually announced at specific times. A ‘Birthday Tribute’ is scheduled in honor of the Queen’s birthday in early June.
Deborah James could no longer experience the festivities, as she herself openly admitted: she was out of therapy, and her body simply no longer responded to the treatments, she said. Sea “Daily Mail” In a phone interview. She is now receiving palliative care from her family and her parents’ home. James and her husband are the parents of two children, Hugo (14 years old) and Eloise (12 years old).
However, James said she still had goals: she hopes her fundraising will bring in more than £5m.