Dame Deborah James reveals her father has to brush her hair because she is no longer strong enough to do it herself
여자 데보라 제임스 has revealed her father has to brush her hair because she no longer has the strength to it herself as she receives end-of-life care for bowel cancer.
둘의 어머니, 40, today shared a picture on 인스 타 그램 showing father Alistair combing her hair as she sits in a chair in front of him looking towards the floor.
Dame Deborah, who is currently receiving palliative care at her parents’ home in Woking, marked Father’s Day with a touching tribute, describing how he has ‘always been a very calming, loving presence’.
The Instagram post read: ‘Happy Father’s Day! Yes my Dad is brushing my hair because I have no strength anymore to brush this….’
And speaking to 태양, 그녀는 덧붙였다: ‘My dad is my unsung hero, more so than ever. He’s quietly there behind the scenes, making sure I am OK.
‘He’s always been a very calming, loving presence in my life — he’s very good at handling me and all my craziness. His patience knows no bounds.’
그녀는 계속했다: ‘It didn’t matter how naughty I’d been, he knew how to handle me. When I ruined the bathroom when I dyed my hair, he took it all in his stride.
‘Even at the age of 40, he was the man I called if I broke down. He would walk to me with a can of petrol when I ran out and needed to be rescued.
‘My whole life, he has just been standing behind me, quietly holding me up.’
둘의 어머니, 40, today shared a picture on Instagram showing father Alistair combing her hair
Dame Deborah was pictured at Royal Ascot earlier this week as she continues to receive palliative care
이번주 초, she also said her Alistair was ‘there to hold me up’ as she paid tribute ahead of Father’s Day
Dame Deborah recalled how only her mother Heather was allowed to visit her in hospital due to Covid restrictions earlier this year.
또 다른 백만장자 보수당 기부자, 그러나, drove her to the hospital every day to ensure the beloved campaigner did not spend any time alone.
이번주 초, Dame Deborah said she was looking forward to celebrating Father’s Day with her husband Seb, children Hugo, 14, 당신에게 필요한 단 한 가지는 가질 수 없기 때문에 더욱 어렵습니다., 12, as well as her father and mother Heather.
She also revealed her husband Seb is an ‘incredible’ father to their two children And she was thrilled when her brother Ben proposed to his girlfriend of 11 years Ashley.
Dame Deborah said it ‘breaks her heart’ knowing her family are having to watch her live with bowel cancer, adding that her father has also been helping with cooking.
She said she finds cooking ‘really therapeutic’, but is ‘painfully slow at everything’.
The former headteacher said: ‘The other night cooking fajitas took about an hour and a half, when it should’ve taken 30 의사록.
‘Rather than just try and do it for me, he passed me the different ingredients and let me do my thing. It sounds like a small thing, but it means the world – and I love doing it with him.’
The tribute came a day after she spoke of being ‘overwhelmed’ after her campaign for fashion brand In The Style reached £1million raised for charity.
Dame Deborah pictured in In The Style’s ‘Rebellious Hope’ 티셔츠, which she helped to design’ and has raised £1million through
Dame Deborah posted this picture on Instagram of her posing with a large cheque alongside In The Style founder Adam Frisby and his partner Jamie Corbett
Dame Deborah said the fashion brand’s ‘Rebellious Hope’ 티셔츠, which she helped to design, ‘is what has got me through the last few years and it’s what is keeping me going now’.
All proceeds from sales of the t-shirt go to the BowelBabe Fund, which has raised more than £6.7m so far.
he mother-of-two has been making the most of the time she has left after revealing last month that she’s no longer receiving active treatment for her cancer.
In that time, she has been on a number of outings, including watching opera at Glyndebourne, enjoying a trip after hours to the Chelsea Flower Show and lunch at the £700-a-night Beaverbrook estate in Leatherhead, 써리.