RIP Dame Deborah James #Bowelbabe

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A very sad day has come 
as a brave lady loses her fight for life
Known as Bowelbabe to the world 
also a daughter, sister, mother and wife 

By sharing her own experiences
she broke down many barriers
Her aim to challenge taboos
and change the conversation around cancer

She leaves behind a great legacy 
one that will save lives for years to come 
In the final weeks of her young life 
raising an astronomical sum

Even in the most challenging moments
always wearing the brightest smile  
Her campaign to raise awareness 
carried out with inspirational style 

Praised by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge 
made a Dame for all she achieved 
For her tireless efforts and giving hope 
to those living with the disease

Her final message to us all
a wise and most important one too 
Live a life full of love and hope with no regrets 
and always check your poo 


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Stephen Gospage

Thu 30th Jun 2022 16:45

A fine poem for a wonderful person, Julie.

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julie callaghan

Thu 30th Jun 2022 06:37

Thanks for all the lovely comments and likes.

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Rose Casserley

Wed 29th Jun 2022 15:35

RIP lovely lady 💔


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M.C. Newberry

Wed 29th Jun 2022 15:22

I read these lines following the arrival of an email from Cancer Research, with its hopeful content about the progress being
made in diagnosis and the need for funding
to keep the work ongoing. Many of us will know of someone
in the family or a friend who has become a casualty of this
disease in its various insidious forms. It is a source of insistent
curiosity as to how and why it emerges and this often seems
something of a lottery linked to genetics and lifestyle - with
age no guide to its appearance or otherwsie. This young
woman was an inspitational example of human courage
facing down a daunting enemy while aware of all that she
would be losing in an all too brief life.

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keith jeffries

Wed 29th Jun 2022 14:38

A beautifully crafted poem which is heart rending but also one worthy of courage and praise for a remarkable individual.
Thank you for this

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Bethany Sallis

Wed 29th Jun 2022 13:18

thank you for this Julie and may the beautiful and very very brave lady Deborah James be blessed by God for all she done in our lives and rest in peace. Just could not stop crying when I heard the news. So so sadly missed without any doubt

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