Jade Goody died on Sunday. We all knew it was coming and some of us watched her final journey but wasn't it awful that she passed on Mother's Day leaving 2 beautiful sons behind. I always liked Jade. Yes, she had a big mouth and was very loud but she came from nothing and made a fantastic life for herself and her sons. I was very sad to hear of her passing.
For month now we have all known it was inevitable but i was still shocked. She is so young and we feel like we know her somehow. I write because Jade has inspired so many young women to go for smear tests and in the process she will, no doubt, have saved many lives. She has given me the push i needed to go get it done. I am now 28 and have only ever been checked once and I think i was about 17. I receive letters constantly telling me I am due for a test but I have never been able to get there. In the past my mother and I have fought to have a doctor or nurse come to the house and do it here. Unfortunately we were always told it wasn't possible. In the past this was available but the service has since stopped, the reason being that there isn't good enough lighting. Well i can provide a miners helmet or a torch lol. I just think that if the test is so important they should be able make some exceptions but obviously this isn't going to happen. Anyway... Thank you Jade. My thoughts are with her and her family and I will get my test done asap.