Sunday, March 22, 2009

Jade Cerisa Lorraine Goody (1981-2009)

There are many amongst you who will not know who I am referring to and for others the name will invoke reactions more extreme than should be possible about a person that you have never known personally.

At just after 3am this morning Jade succumbed to the cervical cancer having only been diagnosed last year. At 27 years old Jade had lived a very colourful and public life for which she received a great deal of criticism, most visible from the snobbish middle class who despised her loud mouthed garish ways. For me it is the last months of her life which have illustrated the true nature of this remarkeable woman as she chose to use the terrible disease and her fame to ensure that her boys have the best possible opportunities in their future. Her reality show which followed her as she fought to overcome the cancer has raised the profile of this socially under acknowledged killer will save thousands of young woman from a similar fate and for this alone she should be admired.

I cannot begin to imagine how difficult this time has been and will be for her family but I hope that they know that she is a modern heroine of the most admirable kind.

Happy Mothers Day Jade.

VP

3 comments:

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Amy, thanks for sharing this Vale' for Jade.
I am sorry to hear about Jade. Ovarian Ca is a very tragic killer. My cousin @41 died from bowel cancer/2nd to Ovarian cancer she thought she had beaten a few years before.She left behind 6 children from 4 to 18.
The youngest (now 10) suffered terrible injustices for 5 years but now lives with my sister.

Michelle said...

Thank you for sharing this. That is sad to hear!

cysteract said...

I totally agree with you .. RIP Jade and many blessings on the two little boys she leaves behind xX