A newlywed who died after a two-year fight against cancer has posted a tragic Facebook message from across the grave that impresses her family and the husband she married on her deathbed.
In the heartbreaking post, bodybuilding queen Gemma Sisson, 39, of Leeds, West Yorkshire, said she hoped her death would serve as a warning to other people who want to be examined, even if they think they have defeated cancer.
Gemma was diagnosed with cancer for the first time in April 2018, and she underwent strenuous radiation therapy for weeks and a year of follow-up care. The disease returned in August 2019.
She married her life partner Ricky Moore four days after being admitted to the hospice where she had spent her last few weeks.
She died peacefully on Wednesday in the arms of her new husband – four days after the couple shared a two-month anniversary snack in the hospice of one of Gemma's favorite restaurants.
Just a few hours after her death on Wednesday afternoon, her friends and family were stunned when a defiant post appeared on her social media account.
Gemma and personal trainer and fitness chief Ricky had been together for 16 happy years and attended bodybuilding events around the world
She married her life partner Ricky Moore four days after being admitted to the hospice where she had spent her last few weeks
It said: “If this is published, it means that after weeks of detention, I have died far too long.
“Although I have broken my heart to leave all my loved ones behind, I am so happy to get away from what this bastard disease left me with.
“I really hope that sharing my cancer history and submitting mandatory secondary cancer scans has had a positive impact, and even if only one person gets help, I feel like I've done something good.
"I really can't thank Rick enough, who was by his side all the way and gave me so much love and support during this terrible time.
"I want all my loved ones to know that the pain and suffering have now stopped and that I am finally at peace.
& # 39; I'm also grateful for the support I've received from all of my followers on social media.
“If anyone will take any of it, life is short and we all think that things like this will never happen to us.
"Well, that's what I thought, and I want to tell you now that this can happen to anyone of you reading this.
"Live your life to the fullest, don't take anything or anyone for granted, because none of us really know what's around the corner.
"But I'm definitely glad that my time is up now. I'll see you on the other side, mother!"
Bodybuilding queen Gemma Sisson, 39, of Leeds, West Yorkshire, wrote how she hopes her death will serve as a warning to others that they will be examined even if they think they have defeated cancer.
She married her life partner Ricky Moore (shown together) four days after being admitted to the hospice where she had spent her last few weeks
Gemma was first diagnosed in April 2018 when she underwent weeks of strenuous radiation therapy and a year of follow-up care.
It looked like Gemma had defeated the disease, but she was diagnosed again in August 2019.
She had a 10-hour operation to try to fix her spine where the cancer had come.
She had multiple treatments and scans through the end of 2019.
In February 2020, a month after her 39th birthday, she received the devastating news that she had only a few months to live.
The cancer was too aggressive to be treated, and as it got worse, Gemma was transferred to the Sue Ryder Wheatfields hospice in Leeds on April 13.
When she was admitted, she said that she still had seven days to live, even though she had continued to fight for weeks.
Her family made sure that she got married within four days of being admitted to the hospice.
Gemma presented in June 2018 a few days after finishing her treatment
Gemma, who participated in a bikini fitness contest, died peacefully on Wednesday in the arms of her new husband
Ricky replied: #RIP to my Angel Mrs Bear
'You died at 1:15 p.m. today, as you wished, what should go peacefully in my arms, just the two of us, with no one else around. You're finally at peace now, Gemma.
"You were everything I ever needed or wanted to pack everything into an amazing person.
"You have been by my side forever since we met on August 30th, 2004!
& # 39; 16 years together my beloved 1st and I will love you forever until the day I die.
"A massive part of me is broken now that can never be repaired, but I made a promise to you that I will live every minute of my life, which makes you damn proud !!
"And I know you will watch over every move I make to make sure I keep my promise!
“I look forward to seeing you on the other side soon, my princess, and the best thing you can do is have this strawberry daiquiri ready for me.
"Until we see my beautiful wife, Gemma Sisson-Moore again."
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