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‘She was the wind beneath my wings’ - Norfolk-raised former Blue Peter presenter Simon Thomas opens his heart about pain of his wife’s death in powerful first blog

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14.01.2018

The grief-stricken Sky Sports presenter who tweeted he was “crushed with indescribable pain” and urged others to pray for their son Ethan following his wife’s tragic death at the end of November last year, now has described their painful journey in his first blog.

A Grief Shared charts a journey through the toughest challenge of Mr Thomas’s life and has created a place where he says he can “continue to express what I’m feeling and the painful journey I find myself on.”

Mr Thomas posted: “On the penultimate week of November the life of our family changed forever in the most brutal of ways.

“After complaining of headaches for three weeks and having been to the Dr’s three times in the space of six days, Gemma went to A&E on the Monday night at the Royal Berks.

“In the early hours of that dark Monday morning she was diagnosed with blood cancer and later that day was transferred to the Churchill Hospital in Oxford.

“Gemma had developed Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, a rare and devastating strain of the disease.

“Having initially responded well to the intense chemotherapy Gemma suddenly went downhill very rapidly on the Thursday night and at just........

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