"Please remember me and my family", young cancer blogger, Rosie Choueka writes final moving post


A mother-of-two whose blog about battling breast cancer captured national attention has succumbed to the illness.

Rosie Choueka, 38, from north-west London was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2014, she died on Tuesday after writing a heartbreaking final blog post .

Her husband Elliot said: “It is with great, unbearable sadness that I announce the passing away of Rosie Sara Choueka at 8.30am on 16th June.

“May Her Dear Soul Rest In Peace. A great flame was snuffed out, but her light lives on in all our hearts and in our beautiful children, Natalie and Joseph.

“Not now, but at an appropriate time I will return to this blog to try to convey some of my thoughts about Rosie and her desire to establish a charity in her memory.

“She was a great woman, mother, daughter, wife but above all the best friend I ever had. Rosie, We will all miss you so much.”

After completing one round of chemotherapy Mrs Choueka had found a new lump and further tests revealed the cancer had returned and had spread to her liver. Doctors told her that it was incurable.

She blogged throughout her battle with the Illness in the hope that recording her fight against the illness would help to raise awareness of breast cancer.

In her last blog titled 'My final post' she explained that her condition had deteriorated after a recent family holiday.

She wrote: "I never thought I would be writing this post at least not yet.

"A couple of weeks ago we went on holiday en famile.

"It was supposed to be a family treat to give me strength for facing more surgery in the form of a second lumpectomy.
"Instead, it turned out to be the straw that broke the camel’s back."

On returning to London she was admitted into hospital where she wrote: "I have spent the past ten days in hospitals on the edge of London away from home and my darling children, unfortunately declining swiftly.

"The infection that rendered me low meant that my liver cannot continue to fight the cancer and there is nothing that can be done and I have been told there are now only palliative options for me.

“There at least I hope there will be a degree of peace and a pain-free environment there for me.

"No one will be able to tell me if it is a few days or weeks, but it certainly won’t be long."

She thanked supporters of her blog Fighting Genghis: "I have been deluged with messages of love which have been lovely, overwhelming, thought provoking and very welcome.

"There have been many comparisons to my blog and other writings on the subject.

"I don't want anyone to compare me to anyone else.

“This blog, was never meant to be a competition for admirers or fame and fortune.

"I have no issues with the words ‘fight’ or ‘loss of survival’ or ‘die’ unlike other people I have known.

"It was just my story of what I have been going through over the past almost year.

"Please remember that.

"Everyone’s journey is different, everyone’s journey is unique.

"Please remember me and my family.

"Thank you for reading. Rosie.”

As a member of the Facebook group Frank Mums, Mrs Choueka shared her diary with thousands of users and in her memory, over 400 of them changed their profile picture to a rose.

A Just Giving page has been set up for the hospice where she spent her final days.

She is being buried in Bushey Jewish Cemetery today.

Read her final moving blog post here

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