Deborah James ‘blown away’ by damehood as she reveals she’s ‘getting more and more sleepy’

Dame Deborah has campaigned tirelessly since her diagnosis in 2016 (Picture: BBC)

‘Small chats really can save lives, small conversations can create ripples far beyond where we might see them, and seeds might grow where we’re never see thier fruits. And there is something exciting and beautiful in that cycle of life.


‘With this money hopefully more people will have more time with thier loved ones. : who knows what plants we might grow, but when done with hope we pray that some blossom into game changers for our kids, and many more to come. (sic)’

Deborah co-presented You, Me & The Big C with Lauren Mahon and Rachael Bland in 2018. Rachael died in September that year at the age of 40, two years after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

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On Tuesday, she shared the devastating news that doctors are unable to prolong her life, and she is now under hospice care at home with the focus on her being as comfortable as possible.

The BBC presenter is spending quality time with her husband Sebastien and their two children at her parents’ house, where she has chosen to die to spare her children the memory of her dying at their London home.

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