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Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas has posted a heartbreaking picture of a broken 'Mummy' mug as he faces his first Christmas without his wife.
Gemma Thomas, 40, from Berkshire, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive form of blood cancer, and died surrounded by friends and family three days later.
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The heartbreaking tragedy came after Mrs Thomas visited her GP three times claiming to have been feeling unwell, only to be told she was fine and needed rest.
However, after finally being admitted to hospital for blood tests, she was last month diagnosed with the leukemia, a cancer of the white blood cells that starts in the bone marrow.
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Today, Mr Thomas posted a poignant picture on Instagram of a 'Mummy' mug with its handle broken, with the caption: 'Mummy. Broken. #lightinthedarkness'.
On Saturday, the 44-year-old broke his silence on Twitter to send a touching message to well wishers.
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He wrote: 'Two weeks on since she went. I have only been able to read a fraction of the incredible outpouring of love and support for us on here in the painful days that followed.
'One day, with my boy, we will read them. For now, all I can say from the depths of my heart, is thank you.'
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Two weeks ago, an inconsolable Simon told his followers of his grief via Twitter, writing: 'Just three days after falling ill with Acute Myloid Leukaemia, my dear wife Gemma passed away yesterday evening surrounded by her family and friends.
'If you are a prayer - pray for my boy Ethan. 8yrs, precious and in bits. Thank you.'
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In the following days, Mr Thomas spoke only about his grief on Instagram, sharing photographs of happier times alongside their eight-year-old boy.
Revealing that he and his son, Ethan, eight had moved in with his parents in Norfolk, Simon shared a...
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