Deborah James raised more than £2m in just 48 hours as she urged people to ‘buy her a drink’ to see her off by raising money for Cancer Research UK
Deborah James says her children ‘will be fine’ when she dies
Deborah James shared her final moments with her loving family as they read the messages of support she received after it was announced she would be in hospice care on Monday night.
The presenter, 40, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016 and over the years has been heavily involved in charity work to raise money for cancer research and awareness through the campaign. ITV’s No Butts translation.
To date, Deborah has raised more than £2million in just 48 hours as she urges people to “buy her a drink” to see her off by raising money for Cancer Research UK.
Appearing on BBC Breakfast Today, she spoke of being surrounded by her loved ones in her final days, joking that she was “sleeping” with her brother and sister.
Deborah James shares her final moments with her family
“It’s hard,” she replied. “It’s been really hard. Which I know, because I trust my husband – he’s the best man and so is my family. I know that my kids will be taken care of and surrounded by. by more love”.
“You’ve always wanted to know as a mother – will your kids be okay? And my kids will be fine. But that doesn’t mean I won’t miss every opportunity I can get with they.”
Speaking of her shock at raising so much money in such a short time, she said: “I was thinking about a quarter million because I thought it would be enough to fund a few projects of charities that I want to sponsor.
Deborah is receiving end-of-life treatment at home
“But 24 hours to make £1m is completely confusing and I can’t thank everyone enough for their generosity because it means so much to me.
“It makes me feel so loved, but it makes me feel like we’re in it all the way to the end and we all want to make a difference and say, ‘Let’s cure it. cancer, we can do better. We can do better for everyone and we just have to let it know who’s the boss.”
She added: “I used to spend the night with my brother and sister in my 40s – never being left alone, which I thought was great. It was like being single kids. again. I couldn’t think of a better way to go.”
At the thought of having to leave her family behind, she said with tears in her eyes: “I have a really loving family, people I love. Honestly, they’re amazing and all I know. is that i want to come here and be able to relax knowing that everything is ok..
“I’ve had some really tough conversations last week. You think, ‘God, how can anyone have those conversations?’ and then you find yourself in the midst of them. And the people are very kind, but you’re talking about your own death and I’ve had five years to prepare for my death.”