Emily Warburton-Adams from ‘Below Deck’ Shares Heartbreaking News

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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, he became ill in a foreign country. The family desperately needed the funds to bring him home for further treatment.

Everyone rallied and fans throughout the world responded. Sadly, Warburton-Adam’s father ultimately passed away.

Her father left home seemingly healthy

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I didn’t think that I would ever have to do something as heartwrenching as this, especially for my own daddy. The man who’s been my rock since day one, supporting me through thick and thin and inspiring me to aim higher than I ever thought possible has stage 4 colorectal cancer. When we heard the news 3 months ago, I felt like everything dissolved into insignificance around me. Life was immediately viewed from a different perspective. Not knowing how to respond to the information, and everything being so fresh I haven’t wanted or known how to share the news. I am aware that for a lot of people social media is an escape from the struggles of everyday life, a break from our problems and stresses and I try to provide a platform that supports this. I love sharing my journey and thoughts with you all and its been with some trepidation that I am now asking for your help. Believe me, the situation I find myself in is one that I can barely process. Most of you will have seen that I’ve spent some time in Malaysia recently and I go again on Saturday. This is not me going on holiday but to visit my daddy, where he found out that he had cancer after being rushed to hospital while on busines. It had spread through his Lymph nodes to his liver, lungs, bones and to shadow the brain. I know that many may be able to relate to the pain of a parent or family member having cancer and the importance of being with them to support them as much as possible. I’m sharing this now because my sister and I have set up a @justgiving Page raising funds to fly him home to the U.K for Christmas, and into the care of an @nhsenglandldn oncologist that we have organised. The flight he needs due to the medical circumstances costs a tearful amount but we want to do all we can go fly him home to be with his friends and family. I have attached the #JustGiving link into my bio so that you can read the ins and outs in more detail. I feel incredibly lucky to have this supportive platform and from me, my sister and little brother we would be beyond grateful for any donation or sharing, small or large. Thank you so much Ems xx

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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 the cancer had already spread to the lymph nodes, liver, lungs, skin, muscle, bones, and brain.

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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