Deborah James 'embracing rain' as it 'might be the last time' in cancer battle

Dame Deborah James has vowed to embrace the British weather, even if it is pouring down.

The 40-year-old, who was made a Dame last week by Prince William, has said that she is “embracing” the rain, seven days after announcing that she has stopped her cancer treatment, writes The Mirror.

The mum-of-two who is known for the popular BBC podcast ‘You, Me and the Big C’, has posted a video on social media of her enjoying the rain in the garden of her parents’ house.

Deborah wrapped a blanket around her as the rain poured from the sky but she was not phased by the wet weather in the slightest.

She was joined by her dog, who didn’t leave her side, as they looked to make the most of the outdoors.

Captioning the short video, Deborah wrote: “A late friend once told me to embrace the rain because you never knew when you the last time you might feel that rain on your face is… so am embracing it. Albeit with blankets!”

Deborah received her damehood for her extraordinary fundraising efforts after her Bowelbabe fund received donations of more than £6million in just a week.

She had launched the fund the day she revealed that she was having palliative care at her parents’ house, after telling fans that her body was no longer responding to the cancer treatment.

Deborah enjoyed the rain

After the fund topped £5million, Deborah wrote on Instagram : “We’re completely lost for words. This is all just beyond anything we could have ever imagined.

“The last 5 days have been surreal. Thank you for putting a huge smile on my face, and helping us to launch a legacy to hopefully impact a lifetime cutting edge cancer care.

“Thanks to an incredibly generous donation earlier today, and to every single person who’s donated to the @bowelbabefund, we’ve just reached the unbelievable total of £5m.”

Deborah was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer in December 2016, just days before Christmas.

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