In a devastating Instagram post, Emily Warburton-Adams from Below Deck shared that her father has died.
Warburton-Adams posted a touching image of clasped hands and a photo with her father. She wrote, “This morning, my fathers suffering ended in his peaceful sleep. After a 6 month cancer battle, he has moved on to a more beautiful realm and will forever be in our hearts. We thank you for all of your support and love.”
Fans were pulling for Warburton-Adams and her family after she bravely posted about her father’s horrific battle with cancer only a few short months ago. Not only was her father suddenly ill with cancer,
Everyone rallied and fans throughout the world responded. Sadly, Warburton-Adam’s father ultimately passed away.
Her father left home seemingly healthy
While away on a business trip to Malasia this summer, Warburton-Adam’s father fell ill. He was ultimately diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer. Unfortunately, the family learned
Warburton-Adams wanted her father home in England for treatment. So she created a fundraising page to help pay for his complex trip home. “With cancer this aggressive & advanced, he had to start Chemotherapy treatment immediately,” she wrote on Just Giving. “We were told he couldn’t fly home to the UK until his condition had strengthened; it was just too risky. And so we flew out to Malaysia.”
The family spent several weeks and months in Malaysia to assist with treatment and find a way to make the transport possible. Warburton-Adams wanted her father home for Christmas and looked at two options. “We discussed options with The British Consulate, his care team and EMS-247 (Emergency Medical Services), but his medical condition means that he is unable to be repatriated home via the normal EMS service,” Warburton-Adams wrote. The options were a “sectioned area of a commercial flight with medical assistance, where he can lie down the whole duration, or fly him via an Air Ambulance.”
The family continued to fight
Warburton-Adams’ fundraiser produced about £35,565. And while she posted about working with individuals to fly her father home, he became too ill to make the journey. In mid-January, she shared an update on Instagram. “I’ll update you all again soon on my daddy’s situation, I’m speaking with him daily when he’s able to and he’s undergoing palliative care in Malaysia. We’re holding the funds that you’ve been so wonderful to help us raise with an aim to use them to fly him home when he’s in a condition to fly.”
Instagram posts showed that Warburton-Adams split her time between England and Malasia. Unfortunately, it does not appear that her father ever made it home. Within minutes of posting of his passing, fans sent messages of love and condolences. “Praying for you and your family,” one person wrote. “Oh darling I’m so sorry for your loss. You girls have been unbelievable, I am so proud of you both. Look after each other until I get back, I know you will miss you guys,” came from someone close to Warburton-Adams.
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