A WOMAN given just three months to live says she feels “emotional” after holding her own wake.

Heather Bone from Selsey, who has terminal breast cancer, hosted a farewell party for her family and friends on Saturday.

The mother-of-two won a £1,00 cash price from ITV show This Morning in June and used the money to fund her final get together.


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Speaking today to hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, Heather said her health and deteriorated further in the last few weeks, but she was still determined to enjoy herself.

Heather said: “The party 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.”


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Heather said the highlight of the party was “laughing” with her husband and sons, but she has been recuperating in bed since.

She said: “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.”

In June, viewers were left heartbroken when the 41-year-old to This Morning that she has terminal breast cancer.

Heather made the revelation after she was selected for the show's Dosh on your Doorstep competition.


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The mother-of-two told presenter Alison Hammond: "I got diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019.

"I then got the all-clear just before my 40th birthday and thought things were getting back to normal.

"But then I got told I have brain mets.

"I've been told I've got three months to live, and so now I'm going to have a a 'wake me up before you go, go' party, so it's sort of a party before my passing."

Heather 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: “Do things because life is too short.”

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