A BBC presenter, Rachael Bland, who disclosed on Twitter that she only had days to live, has died.
Until her death, 40-year-old Bland had fought to recover from breast cancer after she was first diagnosed in 2016. In May, the media personality was told by doctors that her cancer was incurable.
She had shared in a moving tweet:
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 much for all the support I’ve received.
Bland was the host of the “You, Me and the Big C,” podcast where she and two other friends who suffer or have suffered the disease discuss how it has affected their lives.
Rachael is survived by her 2-year old son Freddie who she had been working on a memoir for titled “For Freddie” and her husband who announced her passing via her Instagram page.
See the post below:
Our brave, beautiful, wonderful, courageous Rachael died peacefully this morning surrounded by her close family. We are all heartbroken and the hole she leaves in our perfect little family will never be filled. To everyone who took an interest in her story over the last two years, downloaded the awe-inspiring You, Me and the Big C podcast or sent her messages of support, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You’ll never know how much those messages meant to her and us. We’ll miss her so very much but we couldn’t be prouder of what she achieved in her 40 years, and we are genuinely comforted by the impact we know she had on so many lives. Thank you. Steve and Freddie xxx
A post shared by Rachael Bland (@bigclittleme) on Sep 5, 2018 at 2:58am PDT