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Dame Deborah James has passed away.

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snowberryZ Tue 28-Jun-22 21:33:42

Also kown as Bowel Babe.
Such sad news
I've only just started listening to her podcasts and was wondering how she was doing today.
She was such an inspiring lovely lady
She's raised so much money as well.

Millie22 Tue 28-Jun-22 21:37:51

I've just read this news.

So very sad. She was a special lady.

paddyann54 Tue 28-Jun-22 21:39:21

Its a curse ,cancer.I heard today that another friend died,it was my young cousin last week .It seems to be much more common now .She seemed to stay so positive and that will be a good memory for her family ...in time .

Grandyma Tue 28-Jun-22 21:42:46

Just read this terribly sad news. Brave and inspirational lady. Thoughts are with her family.

Joseanne Tue 28-Jun-22 21:49:53

So sad, but what a legacy! She has raised awareness of Bowel Cancer over many years, and in addition raised millions for research.

J52 Tue 28-Jun-22 21:52:34

Such sad news, remembering friends, family all those who have died from bowel cancer.💜

Shinamae Tue 28-Jun-22 21:53:26

Very,very sad but as has been said what an inspirational lady… And what a legacy. My brother died of bowel cancer in 2003 he was only 49……

Alygran Tue 28-Jun-22 22:05:01

So sad. So very important to raise awareness of this cancer. My husband died aged 64 almost 5 years ago.
Thoughts with all those close to her 💔

Kate1949 Tue 28-Jun-22 22:11:59

Poor lady. Her poor family. RIP Dame Deborah.

rafichagran Tue 28-Jun-22 22:14:40

Very sad news, a very inspirational lady.

Auntieflo Tue 28-Jun-22 22:18:02

Don't have any words. Just thoughts to her family.

Callistemon21 Tue 28-Jun-22 22:20:08

What an inspirational woman she was and what a legacy she leaves, not just in the funds she raised but in making people more aware of this disease.

RIP Dame Deborah James

Kate1949 Tue 28-Jun-22 22:22:50

Yes indeed. Some toilet roll manufacturers, including Andrex, will now be putting the symptoms of bowel cancer on their packaging because of Deborah.

Urmstongran Tue 28-Jun-22 22:34:44

And she was only 40 with a young family.
My mum, sister & I were devastated when my dad died at just 47 with bowel cancer. Over 40y ago now. It was heartbreaking then and outcomes for some are no better these days. Cancer can be such a cruel disease for the sufferer and the family, anxiously hoping on the sidelines.

Special thoughts tonight for anyone affected by this disease.
It’s a roller coaster.
Fortunately some DO live to tell the tale. I hope it’s your family. xx

merlotgran Tue 28-Jun-22 22:38:51

Although expected, it’s such terribly sad news.

Such a brave and inspirational young woman.

tickingbird Tue 28-Jun-22 22:59:31

Very sad news. A brave and inspirational lady who did so much to raise awareness of this terrible disease. May she RIP and condolences to her family.

Grannybags Tue 28-Jun-22 23:01:13

That is very sad news. Such a wonderful woman

Zoejory Tue 28-Jun-22 23:18:28

Very sad news. Even though it was expected it must be dreadful for her family.

MarinaL Tue 28-Jun-22 23:57:14

Tragedy to be taken so young. She will light up the sky !