Emmerdale’s Leah Bracknell shares heartbreaking ‘cancer manifesto’ after being given months to live: ‘Time is running out’

Emmerdale’s Leah Bracknell has shared a devastating “cancer manifesto” after being given months to live following the devastating diagnosis.

The actress, who is best known for her role as Zoe Tate on the ITV soap, revealed last year that she had lived 14 months longer than expected after being diagnosed with stage 5 lung cancer three years ago.

Following the 2016 diagnosis, the 55-year-old has shared a heartbreaking post on her blog, Something Beginning With C, in which she discussed her fight against the illness.

She wrote: "I REBEL against the fear of cancer, against pity from others and myself, against being defined by cancer, and against being bullied by cancer.

"I EMBRACE the strength of my spirit and every opportunity that cancer gives me to learn, to grow, to expand.

"I embrace the path on which I find myself, embrace gratitude and above all else I embrace LIFE.

"For I am a CANCER REBEL with a fierce heart, an independent mind, a warrior spirit, and an ocean of desire to keep on keeping on and making a difference and making a noise as long as there is sweet breath in my body.


"To LIFE. Long and sweet may it be for us all".

Leah added: "Time is running out. I reject the expected notion of being passive or a patient or of being a victim, and I am prepared to try almost anything to ‘save’ my life."

Leah, who is a mother of two with husband Jez Hughes, has been regularly updating fans on her health through her blog.

Revealing her fears for her family, she previously said she doesn’t like seeing “worry, fear, exhaustion and helplessness” in the eyes of her husband.

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