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04th Sep 2018

BBC presenter shares heartbreaking goodbye after being told she has ‘days to live’


Denise Curtin

After being diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2016, Rachael Bland has only a few days left to live.

The breast cancer which ended up spreading to her skin and liver was determined terminal in May of this year and now, Rachael’s days are limited.

Known for her positive approach and a can-do attitude in the past year, the presenter has been the voice of podcast “You, me and the big C“.

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But now, the 40-year-old has shared a heartbreaking final post as she says goodbye to her fans and followers.

“In the words of the legendary Frank S – I’m afraid the time has come my friends.
And suddenly. I’m told I’ve only got days. It’s very surreal.

“Thank you so very very much for all your support I’ve received along the way. @bowelbabe and @girlvscancer will continue with the podcast.

“Obviously I cant get round to all of your messages but I’ll do my very best to read them all. #cancer#fucancer#goodbye” the post read.

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Rachael’s co-host and fellow cancer patient, Deborah reposted the image, sharing her heartbreak, she wrote:

“I’m heartbroken. Right now I have few words – but they will come. I love you and I’m proud to call you a friend.”

Rachael has one son, Freddie, who she started a memoir for when she learnt that she was sick. Creating the memoir, she did it so he would always know about his mommy and her life.

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Speaking about the memoir, Rachael said:

“It’s not as depressing as you’d fear – there is much humour to look back on in life!‬”

And unfortunately, Rachael’s time here is coming to an end sooner than anyone wanted. After a failed clinical trial, Rachael now knows her days left are numbered.

In a recent article for the Telegraph, Rachael explained that her fear dying isn’t the scary part. She wrote:

“I’m not scared of dying. I only fear for those I leave behind”.

You can read that full article here.