Deborah James shares final message: 'Find a life worth enjoying!'

A final inspiring message from Deborah James to her army of supporters: ‘Find a life worth enjoying… and always check your poo!’

  • Dame Deborah James passed away following five-year battle with bowel cancer
  • In final message she urged fans to ‘take risks, love deeply and have no regrets
  • The touching words were shared in a statement this evening by her loved ones
  • Podcaster, 40, ‘inspirationallyspent time raising awareness about the disease
  • Mother-of-two raised over £6.5million for Bowelbabe Cancer Research UK fund
  • Dame Deborah James has urged her fans to ‘find a life worth enjoying, take risks, have no regrets and always check your pooin a final message to her army of supporters.

    The podcaster tragically passed away following her five-year battle with bowel cancer, her family announced this evening.

    Sharing the news to Instagram, her loved ones wrote: ‘We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Dame Deborah James; the most amazing wife, dogter, suster, mammie. Deborah passed away peacefully today, surrounded by her family.

    Die aanbieder, 40, Deborah James sê haar kanker het 'in die verkeerde rigting' beweeg 2016 and received palliative care at her parents’ huis in Woking, Surrey after being told she may not live beyond five yearsa milestone that passed in the autumn of 2021.

    She spent her time raising awareness about the disease leaving ‘no stone unturnedduring her search for ‘magic medicine miracleand even designed an InTheStyle clothing collection emblazoned with the words ‘rebellious hopeafter revealing the slogan ‘got her through the last five years’.

    In an emotional statement announcing the news of her death, her family shared the final words penned by the inspirational podcaster.

    She told fans: ‘Find a life worth enjoying, take risks, love deeply, have no regrets, en altyd, always have rebellious hope.

    ‘And finally, check your poo – it could just save your life.

    Dame Deborah James has urged her fans to 'find a life worth enjoying, take risks, have no regrets and always check your poo' in a final message to her army of supporters

    Dame Deborah James has urged her fans to ‘find a life worth enjoying, take risks, have no regrets and always check your pooin a final message to her army of supporters

    The podcaster tragically passed away following her five-year battle with bowel cancer, her family announced this evening

    The podcaster tragically passed away following her five-year battle with bowel cancer, her family announced this evening

    Die aanbieder, 40, Deborah James sê haar kanker het 'in die verkeerde rigting' beweeg 2016 and received palliative care at her parents' home in Woking, Surrey after being told she may not live beyond five years - a milestone that passed in the autumn of 2021

    Die aanbieder, 40, Deborah James sê haar kanker het 'in die verkeerde rigting' beweeg 2016 and received palliative care at her parents’ huis in Woking, Surrey after being told she may not live beyond five yearsa milestone that passed in the autumn of 2021

    Debora – who has two children Hugo, 14, en Eloise, 12, saam met haar man Sebastien – was constantly labelled ‘inspirationalby fans after candidly sharing her struggles on social media, as well as on Radio 5 Debora het bekend geword as die 'Bowel Babe', Debora het bekend geword as die 'Bowel Babe', of which she was one of three presenters.

    Op Mei 9, the mother-of-two shared a heartbreaking ‘goodbyemessage to her 470,000 Instagram-volgelinge, revealing she was being moved into hospice-at-home care, while ‘surrounded by family’, because ‘my body simply isn’t playing ball.

    While she said at the time that no one knew how long she may live, she recently revealed she was given just days when she was released from hospital last month.

    Deborah also launched her Bowelbabe Fund for cancer research, which has received more than £6.5 million in donations.

    She was made a dame by the Duke of Cambridge at her family home, with William praising her for ‘going above and beyond to make a very special memory’.

    He later called her ‘incredibletelling staff at the Royal Marsden who had treated her: ‘She is a brave and inspirational woman.

    Debora - who has two children Hugo, 14, en Eloise, 12, saam met haar man Sebastien - was constantly labelled 'inspirational' by fans after candidly sharing her struggles on social media

    Debora – who has two children Hugo, 14, en Eloise, 12, saam met haar man Sebastien – was constantly labelled ‘inspirationalby fans after candidly sharing her struggles on social media

    Op Mei 9, the mother-of-two shared a heartbreaking 'goodbye' message to her 470,000 Instagram-volgelinge, revealing she was being moved into hospice-at-home care, while 'surrounded by family'

    Op Mei 9, the mother-of-two shared a heartbreaking ‘goodbyemessage to her 470,000 Instagram-volgelinge, revealing she was being moved into hospice-at-home care, while ‘surrounded by family

    The star broke her social media silence last week to reveal that toilet paper brand Andrex will start listing bowel cancer symptoms on its packaging.

    Deborah campaigned for supermarkets to put symptoms of bowel cancer on their toilet rolls so that people were more aware of the signs to watch out for in a bid to catch it early.

    Andrex announced the news earlier today on social media, skryfwerk: ‘Thank you for the brilliant work you are doing to raise awareness of bowel cancer.

    Dame Deborah shared the post, adding a caption saying: ’28 million packs! Kom binnekort! @andrexuk. Puppy we are embracing the poo.

    Die maatskappy, which has donated £65,000 to the charity, teamed up with Bowel Cancer UK to put the information on packaging and is aiming to have the symptoms on all of their packaging within the next year.

    Speaking about her cancer battle, Deborah said she had been 'consumed by anger'

    Speaking about her cancer battle, Deborah said she had been ‘consumed by anger

    Daarbenewens, there will be a QR code on the packs which redirects people to Bowel Cancer UK’s website where they can find more information.

    Deborah also appeared in an episode of Embarrassing Bodiesfilmed earlier this yearand revealed she had a ‘gut instinct that something wasn’t rightbefore receiving her bowel cancer diagnosis.

    During her final TV appearance on E4’s Embarrassing Bodies on June 16, Deborah verduidelik: ‘I started going to the poowe need to say thateight times a day. And I used to be a once-a-day kind of girl.

    ‘Then I started getting really tired and I remember drinking loads of cups of coffee just to try and keep myself awake. Then I started losing loads of weight and I started having blood in my poo.

    It was the combination of these changes, Deborah said, that led her to having a ‘gut instinct that something wasn’t right.








    Gesin: Dame Deborah (sentrum, with husband Sebastien Bowen, links, and children Eloise, 12 en Hugo, 14) was awarded a damehood by Prince William last month

    Gesin: Dame Deborah (sentrum, with husband Sebastien Bowen, links, and children Eloise, 12 en Hugo, 14) was awarded a damehood by Prince William last month

    Deborah was diagnosed ‘latewith incurable bowel cancer in 2016. She had frequently said that as a vegetarian runner, Die opgewekte aanbieder het bygevoeg.

    After sharing her experiences on living with the illness on social media, Debora het bekend geword as die 'Bowel Babe'’ en in 2018, she joined Lauren Mahon and Rachael Bland to present the award-winning podcast You, Die opgewekte aanbieder het bygevoeg 5 Leef.

    Bland tragically died of breast cancer on September 5 daardie jaar; Die opgewekte aanbieder het bygevoeg.

    It had been a difficult year for Deborah, who in previous years had defied the odds by running 5K races and taking part in triathlons.

    The campaigner previously revealed she had started her 'to-do death list' to support son Hugo, 14, en dogter, Eloise, 12. Op die foto: Deborah with her husband Sebastien Bowen in 2019

    The campaigner previously revealed she had started her ‘to-do death list’ seun Hugo te ondersteun, 14, en dogter, Eloise, 12. Op die foto: Deborah with her husband Sebastien Bowen in 2019

    BBC podcast host Deborah James revealed in April after she was discharged after more than a month in hospital. Op die foto, die Royal Marsden-hospitaal verlaat

    BBC podcast host Deborah James revealed in April after she was discharged after more than a month in hospital. Op die foto, die Royal Marsden-hospitaal verlaat

    Deborah was diagnosed 'late' with incurable bowel cancer in 2016. She had frequently said that as a vegetarian runner, Die opgewekte aanbieder het bygevoeg

    Deborah was diagnosed ‘latewith incurable bowel cancer in 2016. She had frequently said that as a vegetarian runner, Die opgewekte aanbieder het bygevoeg

    Egter, she told Lorraine Kelly earlier this year that she spent ’80 per centof it in hospital receiving treatment after suffering sepsis and a traumatic varicose vein bleed.

    In Januarie, she said the ‘traumaof nearly dying from the bleed was still ‘very raw and realas she returned home after three weeks in hospital.

    Speaking on her You, Me and the Big C podcast with co-host Steve Bland, Deborah said: ‘I was in a state, an absolute state. I was flummoxed. I can’t describe it. I just survived something I never thought… I thought that was it. I thought I was a goner.

    ‘How do you process that I said my goodbyes, Ek het gedink dit is dit, I thought that was the end of my life, how do you stop reliving that trauma? I did not know what to do with myself.

    ‘And it’s amazing how you suddenly go back to the things you realise you can do, which is to chat into a microphone or write – whatever your normal coping mechanism are even in a crisis.

    ‘I’m always somebody that has to have a bit of a purpose so I was like: ‘If I’m going through this I need each and every day to find a purpose’. Obviously the purpose is to live but it also gave me a structure during the day. It gave me something to do (in die hospitaal).

    ‘I thought I feel so awful, not just physically, but mentally. I thought I knew what rock bottom was. I thought I knew what tough was and I didn’t. I cracked – there’s no embarrassment in saying that. I hit a new low that I never knew existed.

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    • Teen Oktober 18, the mother-of-two told her followers her chemotherapy is working
    • Dae later, she was rushed to A&E with ‘spiking 40 degree temperatures
    • In November, she reveals she is unable to walk for more than 20 minutes and remains ‘very weak
    • Teen Desember, Deborah said she was ‘not sure what her options wereafter her liver stent ‘stopped working
    • In Januarie, she had five operations in 10 days after nearly dying in an acute medical emergency
    • Januarie 25, Deborah returns home from hospital after three weeks
    • Maart 14, the mother-of-two is back in hospital as an in-patient after suffering from septic infection
    • In April, she concerned fans with snaps after suffering ‘a rough few days
    • April 14, the mother-of-two tells fans she has been discharged from hospital but calls the situation ‘very tough
    • April 27, she tells Lorraine that she has spent ’80 per centof the year in hospital
    • Mei 9 – Deborah announces she has moved to hospice care
    • Junie 28 – Deborah’s loved ones tragically reveal the podcaster has passed away in a touching Instagram post

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