This Morning viewer with terminal cancer is hailed an 'inspiration'08/02/2021
Mother, 40, with terminal cancer who spent £1,000 prize from This Morning contest on throwing her own wake with friends and family is hailed an ‘inspiration’ by viewers
- Heather Bone, 40, won a £1,000 cash prize in This Morning competition in June
- Winner told Alison Hammond she has terminal breast cancer and weeks to live
- Mother put money towards holding her own wake and said party was ‘fantastic’
A mother who has terminal breast cancer has been hailed an ‘inspiration’ by This Morning viewers after holding her own wake.
Heather Bone, 40, from west Sussex, won a £1,000 cash prize after winning a competition on the ITV show in June – and revealed to host Alison Hammond that she had just three months left to live.
The mum, who told the show today that her health has deteriorated further in the last few weeks, spent her prize money on throwing a final farewell party with all her friends and family on Saturday.
She was hailed an ‘inspiration’ after telling hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford that her advice for viewers is that ‘life is too short’ – with social media users saying the chat ‘certainly put life into perspective’.
Heather Bone, 40, from west Sussex, won a £1,000 cash prize after winning a competition on the ITV show in June and used the money to throw a final farewell party with all her friends and family on Saturday
This Morning viewers were left in tears in June after competition winner told Heather host Alison Hammond she had just three months left to live
Speaking of the party, Heather said: ‘It went fantastically, everyone turned up in wigs it was nice to see people I haven’t seen for quite a long time.
‘It was every [emotion], all mixed up. It as emotional, it was happy. It was nice to see work friends I haven’t seen for a while, it was really nice.’
Heather said the best thing about the party was ‘laughing’ with her husband and sons, but said that she was forced to spent the whole day yesterday recuperating in bed.
‘I think we got back about midnight and they chucked me into bed where I stayed, and I was in that bed and that’s all I did,’ said Heather.
Heather said the best thing about the party was ‘laughing’ with her husband and sons, but said that she was forced to spent the whole day yesterday recuperating in bed
She told Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford she now has four carers looking after her, and said that her speech and mobility have worsened since June
The mum now has four carers looking after her, and said that her speech and mobility have worsened since June.
She said: ‘My mobility when Alison came round, I could walk about ten steps. Since then I can’t walk, I have to now transfer from wheelchair to wheelchair and my speech is now slowly deteriorating as well.
When asked by host Eamonn Holmes what advice she would give to viewers, Heather said: ‘I would say, we all say to each other,”Do things because life is too short”, well it is too short’.
She was hailed an ‘inspiration’ after saying that her advice is that ‘life is too short’ – with viewers saying the chat ‘certainly puts life into perspective’
Heather received a flurry of supportive comments on social media, hailing the mother ‘wonderful’ and a ‘true inspiration’.
One said: ‘The amazing Heather, we could all definitely learn alot from this wonderful woman.’
Another wrote: ‘Certainly puts life into perspective. Give your loved ones a massive hug. You never know what’s round the corner.’
‘Partied like the superstar she is. Heather is a total inspiration’, commented a third.
‘Heather is the best thing to come out of this show in recent months; a true inspiration’, said another viewer.
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