'I am at peace': Woman's heartbreaking Facebook post from beyond the grave

Kamilia Palu
·News Editor
·2-min read

A woman who lost her battle with cancer two days ago has posted a heartbreaking message to her Facebook page from beyond the grave.

Gemma Sisson, from Leeds in England, died in the arms of her husband on Wednesday (local time) after fighting the disease for almost a year.

Ms Sisson was diagnosed with terminal cancer in August last year after complaining of persistent back and neck pain. Tumours were discovered in her neck, back, liver and stomach, according to LeedsLive.

The 39-year-old bodybuilder had only married her partner, Ricky Moore, in May – just nine weeks before her death.

The 39-year-old bodybuilder had previously been given the all clear from pelvic cancer before tumours in her neck, back, liver and stomach were found. Source: Facebook/Gemma Sisson
The 39-year-old bodybuilder had previously been given the all clear from pelvic cancer before tumours in her neck, back, liver and stomach were found. Source: Facebook/Gemma Sisson

In the message posted to her Facebook page, she wrote she is now “at peace”.

“If this is being posted it means I’ve finally died after weeks of clinging on far too long.

“Although I’ll be heartbroken to leave behind all my loved ones I’ll be so glad to get away from what this bastard disease has left me as.

“I want all my loved ones to know that the pain and suffering has now stopped and I am now finally at peace.”

Ms Sisson thanked her husband for being by her side and reminded her loved ones that life is short.

“So live your life to the fullest, don’t take anything or anyone for granted because none of us really know what is around the corner.

“But I am definitely glad that my time is now up, see you on the flip side motherf***kers!”

Ms Sisson’s husband penned a heartfelt message in tribute to his wife, dedicating it to “my best friend, my lover, my confidant”.

Gemma Sisson and her husband Ricky Moore
Gemma Sisson, pictured with her husband Ricky. Source: Facebook.Gemma Sisson

“You were everything I ever needed or wanted all wrapped up in to 1 amazing human being,” Mr Moore wrote.

“You have been forever by my side since we met on 30/8/2004! 16 years together my loved 1. And I will carry on loving you forever till the day I die.”

Ms Sisson spent her last weeks in a hospice, regularly updating her social media accounts and fighting to have secondary full-body cancer scans be made mandatory before patients are given the “all clear”.

She had previously conquered pelvic cancer before her second diagnosis.

Ms Sisson’s funeral is planned for next Friday, however her friends and family are obligated to follow COVID-19 restrictions and are limited to only 30 guests.

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