Campaigner Emma Gittens dies aged 41 from breast cancer
EMMA Gittens, backer of the Sun on Sunday’s Get Checked campaign, has tragically died aged just 41 from breast cancer.
The mum of two stepped forward last August to support Girls Aloud’s Sarah Harding, 39, who revealed she had incurable breast cancer.
Emma’s dad Ken Pickering, 63, said: “She was an amazing daughter, who spread awareness of breast cancer and secondary cancer so she might be a beacon of hope to others.”
HR manager Emma was first diagnosed in October 2017, aged 37.
Her blog, Boobs Behaving Badly, has a new message, part of which reads: “Please don’t ever describe me as losing my fight to cancer. I won’t have lost a thing.
“I will always be a winner and, regardless of the outcome here, I won. I won two incredible children. I won the best family anyone could ask for. I won the world's best friends.
Emma, from Hereford, added: “It may be all cut short but I have had the best life and regret not a thing. I love you all, so so much.”
She was shocked that she was diagnosed with breast cancer at such a young age and said that getting to the doctors and getting checked out straight away was so important.
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