DEBORAH James’ mum has shared a heartbreaking tribute to her “darling” daughter on what would have been her 41st birthday.
Mum Heather, whose Instagram name is BowelGran, typed out a touching tribute this morning.
Sy het geskryf: “Happy birthday to our darling daughter.
“How we wish you were still with us but so proud of all you achieved and the legacy that you have left.
“You will forever live in our hearts.”
Sy het bygevoeg: “We miss you every single moment of every day.”
Thousands of people have since taken to the post to say happy “heavenly” birthday to Deborah, sharing their condolences and memories, ook.
The mum-of-two was diagnosed with incurable bowel cancer just days before Christmas in 2016, op die ouderdom van 35.
She was told she had an eight per cent chance of living five years – which she proudly surpassed.
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In the five-and-a-half years since her diagnosis Deborah changed the conversation around bowel cancer, raising vital awareness and breaking down taboos.
She tirelessly banged the F*** Cancer drum – writing a book of the same name – and vowed to do everything she could to help others avoid her fate.
It currently sits at £7.5million, after more than 300,000 people and organisations donated.
The mum’s tireless efforts also saw her made a dame.
Deborah’s podcast co-host, Steve Bland, also paid tribute to her today.
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Hy het geskryf: “Happy Birthday beautiful wonderful Deborah. We miss and think about you every single day.