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Health & Fitness 'Best mum ever' Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas shares son's heartbreaking drawing after losing his wife to cancer

10:35  05 december  2017
10:35  05 december  2017 Source:   msn.com

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'three become two' - sky sports presenter simon thomas shares heartbreak after losing wife to leukemia Simon Thomas shared this heartbreaking picture on

as he and his child face mother' s day without wife Gemma, who they lost to cancer .It came after he made an emotional return to the TV screens yesterday, when he appeared on This Morning to recall the death of his wife .Mr Thomas , 45

a man that is standing in the grass: Credits: @SimonThomasSky/Twitter © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: @SimonThomasSky/Twitter Grieving Sky Sports TV presenter Simon Thomas has shared emotional pictures on social media by his son in memory of his late wife. 

The former Blue Peter host lost Gemma to an aggressive form of cancer just three days after she was diagnosed with the killer disease.

In his latest tribute, Simon posted an Instagram photo of Gemma walking hand in hand with their eight-year-old son Ethan.

He also shared his son's heartbreaking portrait of the mum under the caption 'Best mum ever'.

a close up of a logo: Credits: simonjthomassky/Instagram © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: simonjthomassky/Instagram Simon, 44, wrote: 'One week on. One brave, amazing son.'

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' Best mum ever ': Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas posts eight-year-old son ' s heartbreaking drawing of his mother and loving family photos to Instagram after losing his wife to cancer . Grieving Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas has shared his son ' s heartbreaking drawing of

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Simon has paid tribute to his wife in a series of photos on social media.

One showed the family holding hands against a sunset with the caption: 'Team Thomas. Three has become two. Heartbroken and suffocating with grief.'

a man and a woman posing for a photo: Credits: Simon Thomas /Instagram © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Simon Thomas /Instagram Mum-of-one Gemma, 40, died late last month just three days after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia.
a screenshot of a social media post: Credits: simonjthomassky/Instagram © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: simonjthomassky/Instagram Simon previously told Mirror Online that she had felt unwell and was told to take tablets and rest after visiting the GP three times.

But she continued to feel unwell and was taken to hospital, where she was diagnosed just 12 hours after her last visit to the doctor.

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Updated: 27th February 2018, 11:02 am. GRIEVING Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas has shared a moving photograph of the wife he lost just weeks ago posing with their son . Alongside the heartbreaking Instagram photograph of Gemma and Ethan, he wrote: "Found this earlier.

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a dog wearing sunglasses posing for the camera: Credits: Simon Thomas /Instagram © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Simon Thomas /Instagram

a screenshot of a cell phone: Credits: Simon Thomas /Instagram © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Simon Thomas /Instagram The couple's grief-stricken son has said all he wants for Christmas this year is his 'mummy back', his father said previously. 

Simon, who is now taking time off work, said of his son: 'He said he wants Playmobil and other gifts for Christmas, but most of all 'I want mummy back', and I can't help him with that.'

a woman smiling for the camera: Credits: Simon Thomas /Instagram © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Simon Thomas /Instagram The TV presenter bravely spoke of his grief as he thanked the public for their support after Gemma died in hospital on November 24.

She began chemotherapy just three days earlier and was initially responding well, but her condition worsened and Simon was told the day she died that she had just hours to live.

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Simon Thomas shared this heartbreaking image of son Ethan at mum Gemma' s funeral. TV presenter Simon Thomas ' wife Gemma died from a rare and aggressive cancer . Today we said goodbye.

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Simon said she died surrounded by family and friends after he and their son spent their final moments together.

a man standing next to a body of water: Credits: Simon Thomas /Instagram © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Simon Thomas /Instagram He announced her death in an emotional post on Twitter , writing: 'Today I am crushed with indescribable pain. Just three days after falling ill with Acute Myloid Leukaemia, my dear wife Gemma passed away yesterday evening surrounded by her family and friends.' 
Thierry Henry et al. posing for the camera: Credits: Simon Thomas /Instagram © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Simon Thomas /Instagram He added: 'If you are a prayer - pray for my boy Ethan. 8yrs, precious and in bits. Thank you.'

Simon, who presents Premier League football for Sky Sports, told Mirror Online on November 25: 'She felt very unwell last weekend and we took her to the doctor's three times, but three times they didn't seem concerned.

'They just said to rest, but on Monday we took her to the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.

'After lots of tests they diagnosed her with blood cancer but they didn't know what.

'A few hours later we were rushed to Churchill Hospital in Oxford, to specialists. They are an incredible team.

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'We knew that we were in one of the very best places in the country.'

Simon tearfully said his wife underwent treatment there immediately and was hooked up to a machine which takes white blood cells out of her body to lower cell counts.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Credits: Getty © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Getty Gemma then began chemotherapy treatments.

Simon, a former Blue Peter and BBC presenter said: 'For the first couple of days she was responding well, but yesterday morning she went downhill very quickly. She had bleeding on the brain.

'I was told yesterday morning she would be gone in a few hours.'

Family were then given time to spend with her at her bedside.

Simon, who lives in Caversham, Berkshire, said: 'My little boy had a little time with her but she wasn't able to speak to him. She passed away just before 6pm last night.

'There was a real sense of peace. Today is the hardest pain I have ever felt ever.'

a man smiling for the camera: Credits: Simon Thomas /Instagram © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Simon Thomas /Instagram He has thanked his colleagues at Sky Sports, viewers and strangers for their outpouring of support and condolences.

Simon said he isn't placing blame on the doctors who initially saw his wife before she was taken to hospital.

But he has encouraged people to seek a diagnosis from medics if they continue to feel unwell.

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TV presenter Simon Thomas ' wife Gemma died from a rare and aggressive cancer . Now, as Simon and son Ethan, 8, are facing their first Christmas without her, the ex-Blue Peter host posted the emotional image with the words "Mummy.

Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas has revealed his eight-year-old son Ethan' s heartbreaking letter to Father Christmas. The presenter , 44, was hit by tragedy last month when his wife Gemma died just three days after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia

He said: 'I would say, I'm not blaming our doctors here. I would say if you're worried about something and you're not getting an answer from your doctor, push.

'Three times we went. We were even told Monday morning to try some different pills and rest.

'Twelve hours later she was being diagnosed with blood cancer. You have to push them.'

Mr Thomas said his wife celebrated her 40th birthday during a garden party last May.

They had been married since 2005 and began dating in 2001 after meeting at a party held by their boss.

Simon Thomas and son Ethan © Credits: Simon Thomas /Instagram Simon Thomas and son Ethan The pair both worked for the Oasis Trust, and Simon described it as love at first sight.

Simon said: 'She was working there then. We met at a boss' party. Our eyes met, and that was it.'

For years, Mrs Thomas was actively involved with charities and helping people in need.

In 2015, she and her husband launched a campaign to give child refugees basic essentials including clothing and toiletries, and gifts including colouring books and toys.

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