Heaven got another angel and her name is Anna Swabey.
The 25-year-old Durham, England native said her final earthly goodbye’s this past Friday, Sept. 16th. A time period that fell just 24 hours shy of her wedding nuptials to fiance, Andy Bell.
— Andy Bell (@Andyb340) April 18, 2016
Bell met Swabey one month after her inoperable brain tumor diagnosis came in January 2015.
A discovery that left her with a life expectancy of 3 years.
In the young woman’s personal blog titled: “Anna Swabey: Inside My Head” she addresses her “brain tumor journey.”
The sentimental and emotionally raw posts dedicated to raising monies to support brain research put a face to the struggle and went hand in hand with her other social media applaudable posts, like celebrating her final days of chemotherapy after a year.
— Inside My Head (@braintumourblog) May 30, 2016
As we can all see, the future Mrs. Bell’s efforts and openness have shined through when it came to advocating for finding a cure.
— George Freeman MP (@Freeman_George) April 18, 2016
Swabey’s sister, Victoria Cartwright, told TODAY in a statement that, “We all watched, in awe at times, her blunt, practical attitude towards her illness and wondered how on earth she did it. As her family we all took our cue from her, calling her tumour Trev, using our usual family dry wit and humour to make it a part of our lives.
“Anna’s aim was to raise awareness of and funding for brain tumours, and we are so proud of her achievements in such a short space of time (Nearly $120,000 to date); and doing all this whilst planning her wedding to Andy, and undergoing sometimes grueling treatments and surgeries to try and prolong her life.”
“Anna lived. She really lived. We hope she will continue to provide a source of comfort, courage and determination to others fighting a similar fight, and we hope the work she has done in raising awareness of brain tumours and the need for more funding into research is just the beginning. That way her legacy will always live on.”
Swabey’s condition began deteriorating last week before she past away on Sept. 16, TODAY said.