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Deborah James: Cancer campaigner – who is receiving hospice care – made a dame | UK News

Cancer campaigner and podcast host Deborah James has been awarded a damehood, the federal government has introduced.

The presenter of the BBC Podcast You, Me and The Big C was recognized with terminal bowel most cancers in 2016 and he or she has since stored her 300,000 Instagram followers updated along with her remedies.

On Thursday night time, Number 10 confirmed that the previous headteacher is to be made a dame, saying: “The Queen has been pleased to approve that the honour of damehood be conferred upon Deborah James.”

Earlier this week, James stated she has been moved to hospice-at-residence care and advised her followers she doesn’t know “how long I’ve got left”, including the earlier six months have been “heartbreaking”.

Having arrange the Bowelbabe Fund for Cancer Research UK to coincide with the announcement of her tragic information, greater than £3.7m has been raised.

Her authentic goal was £250,000 and the money raised will go in direction of scientific trials, analysis and elevating consciousness for the sickness.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson praised the mom-of-two for her work serving to others with most cancers.

“If ever an honour was richly deserved, this is it. Deborah has been an inspiration and her honesty, warmth and courage has been a source of strength to so many people.

“Through her tireless campaigning and by so brazenly sharing her expertise she has not solely helped in our battle in opposition to this horrible illness, she has ensured numerous others with the Big C haven’t felt alone.

“I hope this recognition from Her Majesty – backed I’m sure by the whole country – will provide some comfort to Deborah and her family at this difficult time. My thoughts are with them and Deborah should know she has the country’s love and gratitude.”

Podcaster Deborah James whose series You, Me and the Big C has documented her life with bowel cancer. Pic: Deborah James/bowelbabe Instagram
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Pic: Instagram / Bowelbabe

She marked 5 years since her analysis on 14 December 2021, writing: “I’m fully aware I shouldn’t be alive to write this today.”

But in a new Instagram put up on Monday, she stated: “The message I never wanted to write. We have tried everything, but my body simply isn’t playing ball.

“My energetic care has stopped and I’m now moved to hospice at-residence care, with my unimaginable household throughout me and the main target is on ensuring I’m not in ache and spending time with them.

“Nobody knows how long I’ve got left but I’m not able to walk, I’m sleeping most of the days, and most things I took for granted are pipe dreams.”

She added that she had left “no stone unturned” by means of her therapy, however even a “magic new breakthrough” would not make a distinction.

Deborah James. Pic: Instagram / Bowelbabe
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Pic: Instagram / Bowelbabe

She added: “Right now for me it’s all about taking it a day at a time, step-by-step and being grateful for another sunrise.

“My complete household are round me and we are going to dance by means of this collectively, sunbathing and laughing (I’ll cry!!) at each doable second!

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“You are all incredible, thank you for playing your part in my journey.

“No regrets. Enjoy life x Deborah.”

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