Former CASUALTY actress Rebekah Gibbs’ book ‘Because of You’ has been released in the shops.
Rebekah, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, shortly after the birth of her daughter Gigi, has written a book about her tough journey and battle to live.
Rebekah was just 34 years old and seven months pregnant when she found a lump in her breast.
After twice being examined by doctors and having been told that it was nothing to worry about, Rebekah pushed it from her mind and concentrated on the birth of her beautiful daughter. But one night, whilst nursing her baby, Rebekah realised she could still feel the lump. And it was bigger. Finally, her worst fears were confirmed: just ten weeks after giving birth, Rebekah was told that she had a fast-growing grade three cancer. And that it had spread. It was the beginning of a journey to hell and back.
Instead of enjoying her baby’s smiles, Rebekah found herself preparing for aggressive chemotherapy by cutting off her waist-length hair before it fell out and ordering wigs and fake eyelashes.
Facing a potentially terminal illness is the most terrible thing to contemplate, but for Rebekah, dying and leaving behind her beloved baby was never an option and now she has embarked on the fight of her life.
‘Because of You’ is out now.