This is the book I am currently reading.
Might I add that proceeds from the sale of this book are given to the Marie Currie Cancer Foundation.
Jade Goody was a reality TV star, rising to fame in Big Brother. She was known for being a little bit "dim", "dippy", she said what she thought. She came out of the show a star, always smiling, loud and bubbly and continued to live her life in the public eye.
She came from nowhere, had a tough life growing up and yet you didnt feel that when you saw her on TV or in the papers, she was just a normal girl.
She found out that she had cervical cancer at the age of 27 last August when she was filming the Indian version of Big Brother, Big Boss and from then on she was in the lime light for not the best of reasons.
She decided to film her fight with cancer to raise money for her two little boys aged 3 & 5 so that if things got bad, they would be cared for. I admire this as a mother of two because despite public scrutiny, she was fighting for her boys until the end.
She got married to her love Jack Tweed and baptised with her sons and she died on Mothers Day. How fitting.
She has highlighted the risks of cervical cancer and the importance of screening, screening tests in the UK have gone up since Jades publicity. She has also managed to lower the age for screening.
This book is difficult for me to read because some of it is so close to home but I feel that I can get strength from her story and I can live and continue in some way where she left off.