How is Bowelbabe today? “Deborah passed away peacefully today, surrounded by her family. “Deborah, who many of you will know as Bowelbabe, was an inspiration and we are incredibly proud of her and her work and commitment to charitable campaigning, fundraising and her endless efforts to raise awareness of cancer that touched so many lives.
What cancer does Deborah James have? Deborah James (later Dame Deborah) was a deputy head teacher aged 35 when she found in 2016 that she had stage three bowel cancer. She turned her diagnosis into an “incredible force for good,” according to Genevieve Edwards, chief executive of Bowel Cancer UK, of which James was patron.
What did Dame Deborah James do? Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid said: “Dame Deborah James has left an incredible legacy and changed the national conversation around cancer. These figures reflect the powerful and lifesaving impact she has had – inspiring countless people across the country to get informed, get checked and speak up.
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