Thu. Oct 21st, 2021
BBC Presenter Rachael Suffers From Terminal Cancer

Rachael Bland, news presenter of BBC radio 5 live has announced that she is suffering from terminal cancer. In a post on Twitter, she says that only a few days are left for her to live.

Rachael who is 40 years old was discovered to have breast cancer two years back in 2016. In her social media post in August this year, she said that she was running against time to make a memory book for her son Freddie who is just two years old. She says that she may not have a year too of time. Rachael co-anchors the podcast known as You, Me and the Big C with Lauren Mahon and Deborah James. The other two presenters are going to continue with the podcast. In her tweet she quoted the lines of the famous Frank S as that it is her time to go and that too so suddenly. She adds to her post that she got to know that she has only few days in her hands. At last, she thanks everyone for their support and love.

Rachael Bland who was born in Cladiff and now living in Cheshire. She was informed by her doctors in this May that her breast cancer cannot be cured. She was hopeful of a clinical test but as the months passed; her scan report revealed that her cancer had progressed far beyond for any treatment to work. Her former colleague and BBC radio anchor Richard Baron was among one of them to show her solidarity at this crucial time on social networking site, Twitter. In his support post, he tweeted that he was completely devastated to find out about her and she will always be on his mind. He applauded her work as a presenter. Another work friend Nicky Campbell said that Rachael is an amazing person. Tony Livesay posted that she was the one to impart him with all the knowledge about being a good presenter when he had started his career. He said that they are all connected together with Rachael on this difficult journey.

By Carrie Adams

Carrie Adams is journalism graduate from New Mexico State University.  She’s based in T or C but grew up in New Jersey. After graduating school, Carrie couldn’t dream of going back to the New Jersey winters. Carrie has written for NPR, TODAY and the Huffington Post. Carrie is a health and science reporter, focusing issues affecting families.

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