Deborah James dad brushes her hair in Fathers Day pic as she has no strength anymore

Terminally-ill Dame Deborah James, who is receiving end of life care, has posted a heartbreaking snap of her father brushing her hair as she sadly revealed that she has "no strength anymore".

Her father Alistair is lovingly brushing his daughter's hair with a hot pink hairbrush as she sits in her hospital chair at home in her parents' house.

The 40 year old mother-of-two, who has been battling bowel cancer for five years, was wearing a navy blue sundress, one sleeve of which had slipped down past the IV's in her arm.

She wrote: "Happy Father's Day! Yes my Dad is brushing my hair becuSe I have no strength anymore to brush this."

Deborah heartbreakingly revealed in May that she was receiving hospice care at home, and said “nobody knows how long I’ve got left”.

She was just 35 years old when she diagnosed with stage three bowel cancer in December 2016, which went on to become stage four.

Before and after her devastating terminal diagnosis, Deborah has campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness about bowel cancer, and she's raised millions for charity.

In the snap with her father, her £1,000,000 balloons could be seen, which she received when the funds – donated entirely to a cancer charity – from her t-shirt campaign with In The Style hit the staggering mark.

The writer has regularly written a column for The Sun, and yesterday she paid tribute to her 'unsung hero' father.

She wrote: “I’ve not always been a big one for telling Dad how much I love him, so take it from me, just say it. You never know when it might be your last chance.”

She also spoke about her pain at knowing that she wouldn't be around to see her 14 year old son Hugo becoming a dad eventually, admitting: “It's too hard to think about, the idea I won’t see my son as a father.”

Deborah took a moment to speak about her husband Seb, who is father to her children, Hugo and 12 year old Eloise.

She said: “I can’t stop crying. I’m incredibly lucky, it’s hard to put it all into words.

“For me, this year it’s about my dad and Seb, but it’s also about the men in my life who will hopefully one day be fathers too, my son and brother.

“I can’t really comprehend the fact I won’t be here to see that. It breaks me.

“The biggest thing for me right now, not knowing how long I have left, is that the kids will be Ok.

“Seb is a great father, he’s incredible with them both.

“I have absolutely no concerns about what will happen to the kids.

“He dotes on them and I know they will want for nothing.

“He loves them so much, and I know that when I’m no longer here, he will love them for me too.”

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