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With heart broken regret, we must announce that Michelle lost her fight against infection and her blood disorder shortly after 2 o’clock this afternoon ...... she was surrounded by her family and peacefully slept fighting till the very end...... as you can understand this is a very trying time for all the family, so if you could please refrain from contacting them directly it would be very much appreciated..... can we take this opportunity to truly thank the Liver ITU in Kings College Hospital who tirelessly helped Chelle and the family during the last 5 weeks or so..... we are indebted to these doctors and nurses that cannot be repaid..... we love you Michelle....xx

R.i.p 😥😘

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Read it on fb.. I'm absolutely heartbroken.. god bless you chelle, in tears. This is why i have stayed away this week .utterly devastated...

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God bless sweetheart, so young and courageous. Life can be so cruel. " LOVE NEVER DIES".My thoughts to the family,crying. Xxx

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Such a courageous and inspiration chelle was to us all on here.. my heart goes out to her family and to all on this forum. Need time to grieve xxxx

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So so sad 😭 she was indeed an inspiration I cannot believe this news. I knew there was something seriously wrong as I was back in Kings 2weeks ago and learned Chelle was still in ITU following her 2nd Transplant. I had made contact with her via her mum. And I knew when mum did not respond to me that all was not well with Chelle. RIP Chelle God love you & God bless your husband & family circle

Love Mags xxxxxxxx

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I just read it too. After all she went through... Absolutely devastating 😢

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Absolutely heartbroken for Chelle and her family. Such a lovely lady and will be so sadly missed. Life just isn't fair. You are all in my heart and prayers. Lots of love Lynne xxxx

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Just doesn't seem fair does it I'm in tears she waited so long. Sleep tight Chelle and wishing your family all the very best xxxx

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I have been following her blog on fb as well. Devestating news that such a courageous and caring person has passed away. RIP Michelle

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What is Chelle blog on FB PAUL

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I would love to read her blog also. If you feel able, could I have contact details, PM if you prefer. Thank you. I never knew her myself as am new on here. She sounds truly amazing.

G x

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If you search for Michelle's Liver Transplant Journey

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If you search for Michelle's Liver Transplant Journey

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Ive just seen this. Poor poor Chelle. Very courageous person. So very sad. Puts everything into perspective. RIP Chelle

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It certainly does ❤️

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I didn’t know her long or particularly well but what I did know was that she had a beautiful heart and fought a long hard battle with dignity and courage.

RIP Chelle. ❤️

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Haribo eggs shall forever be spaceships.....just for our Chelle...

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Absolutley..

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Been following Chelle’s FB page for updates. Chelle waited so long for her call for her liver transplant but always remained so positive. Chelle was always encouraging and loving to everyone on the forum. It’s so sad 😢. Thinking of Chelle’s family at such a sad time. I will miss you and your messages my darling xxxxx

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Me too ❤️🌈😇🙏

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Me too❤️❤️

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I am totally gutted. That poor woman wanted that transplant so much. She was on the waiting list for almost two years., and would often talk about her bag being packed, and how her heart would skip a beat every time the phone rang.

When it came to helping and advising people on here, she would always refer to the Cee word ("C") standing for CAKE and not cancer. I for one shall miss her.

RIP Michelle.

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😢😢😢😢😢😢😢

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Been lucky enough to be called a friend by chelle we had a laugh about who would get the call first with her being 18months & me 17 and then it all happened within 4 days of each other but with such different outcomes I’ve never felt so empty especially as we were forum friends and never actually met but not only s friend to me but absolutely fantastic to my donna also constantly keeping in touch with her it just shows the measure of the lady.Some Will have fonder memories than others but one thing I know is she will be a greatly missed by all on this site.

Thoughts are with chelle and her family

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Xxx

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So very sad.. no words can express how much she will be missed. Heartbroken to say the least...

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Devastating news, a very brave young lady who supported others whilst really going through the mill herself. I had hoped against hope that she would get through this but from reading the Facebook page she underwent so many surgeries and all sorts these last 5 weeks. The medical team obviously fought their hardest and did everything within their powers to push for a positive outcome. So, so sad.

RIP our Chelle, you'll leave a big hole on the forum but have touched the hearts of many. I hope there are Haribo in heaven sweetheart. God bless!!!

Katie xxx

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Xxx

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I never really knew her but everyone spoke with such love about her. She seemed bright and cheery on the boards. Such a loss.

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That poor lady, she put up a heck of a fight bless her. Rest in peace Chelle xxx

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Such dreadfully sad news. I'm so so sorry 💔

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We are sad beyond anything we could say.

Jim and Lucy

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Thank you for posting this jojokarak, it really is such devastating news to hear this. I'm truly lost for words, so sad. I didn't know chelle, but you could tell from her posts that she was one of those people everyone instantly likes, full of bubbles and fun. Even though she was going through such a terrible illness, she kept a wonderful sense of humour. I learnt a lot about being positive to cope with illness.

RIP Chelle x. X x

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So So Sad..What a Brave Lady R.I.P. xx

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So so sad, heartbreaking news. She was such a lovely lady. Always there to help anyone even when she was suffering so much. RIP Chelle. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Lots of love Lots of love Lynne xxxx

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I am so incredibly sad, no words can express the feeling.

My thoughts are with the family I cannot think about how devastated they must be after such a long journey to get such bad news.

I know also she would want all the others on the waiting list to keep the faith

David

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I'm lost for words. Absolutely gutted. After all this time and everything she went through. She was a real inspiration to me when things were rough and I'll never forget that. What a fighter, what a gal, thank you Chelle and Rest In Peace sweetheart, you'll be missed - Nick x ❤

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Terribly sad, Chelle was a bright star on this forum, who will be much missed. Inspirational, informative and funny.

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Sad loss for us all

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I'm sorry I never "met" Chelle, but she certainly was well-loved on this site. I took a look at her posts and found a link to a Facebook page. No need to go to FB. Here's what she said: "Michelle urges you, and your friends to sign up then speak up about your donation decision, as she waits for a lifesaving liver transplant."

“In October 2013 I felt increasingly unwell, sweating, fatigue, nausea, yellowing in colour and vomiting blood I saw my GP and was sent for an urgent ultrasound. The student doctor overlooked by his senior consultant noticed some abnormalities, nodules on my liver, a blockage in my Portal Vein and a large amount of ascites. This lead to be being admitted to hospital (Guys & St Thomas’) for about 3 weeks. Several tests and scans later there was a huge possibility that I could have Liver Cancer. I waited two weeks to be seen by the team at Kings College Hospital in London. Thankfully for me it turned out to be Cirrhosis of the Liver.

With the portal vein being blocked, the blood supply to the liver wasn’t as it should be, and was essentially starving the liver of food enriched blood. This blood needed to go somewhere and pooled on to my tummy, hence me bringing up blood. This is controlled with endoscopies every 3-6 months where they band together the varices that are bleeding.

In the early stages of diagnosis transplant was mentioned but swiftly dismissed as it wasn’t something that was needed - maybe think about it in 10-15 years, which was fine by me. However during the next three years that followed I started to deteriorate, nothing hugely noticeable, but enough for the medical team to decide it was time to rethink me being on the transplant list. Almost 3 years to the day of first being admitted to hospital I was listed for transplant.

At first I kept it close to my heart telling only family and close friends that I was on the list, but I started to realise that that wasn’t helping anyone. So I tell people now, so that they can see that life can still go on when you’re not well. You can still work, do exercise, socialise with your friends, go on holiday (albeit UK only) and lead a pretty normal life; I know this isn’t the same for everyone, but you have so much of your identity taken from you when you get diagnosed with a life changing illness that it is important to keep things as normal as possible.

Never in my life did I ever imagine I would need a transplant, but I do. I will tell a thousand people every day if it means one person will put their name on the organ donor register. Something that is quicker than boiling a kettle could save someone’s life and that life could be your loved one.

People are the masters of their own illness’, often understanding more than the medical team and that can make things very scary. Having an outlet is important; whether doing exercise, going to a support group, listening to music or just going for a walk. Don’t be afraid to let people in, help them understand what is going on.”

Sign up then speak up livelifegivelife.org.uk

So sad that someone so very young and so very kind (and so very pretty) lost her life to liver cancer. I do hope she inspired some healthy people to join the donor list. RIP, Michelle.

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Thank you thistle... 😔

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Let's spread the word for Chelle. Mutt husband said no to a transplant then luckily changed his mind. He now talks about it to everyone and wears his t shirt with pride. Chelle was an inspiration to him. Xxxxxx

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Your post was truly inspiring and SO VERY TRUE!! You brought tears to my eyes.😢

I can honestly say you have made me stop and think about my own life and my fight with this SECRET that has changed everything about myself. I walk around feeling sorry for myself, crying and thinking why me?? What did I do so wrong to deserve this death sentence??

So thank you for reaching out and telling your story and possibly change the way alot of us feel!

My deepest condolences to Michelle's family and all who knew and loved her. XO

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Teri, it is most definitely not MY post. It is MICHELLE'S (CHELLE'S) POST. I have read it several times and will read it again. She says so much that is right and true and inspiring about how to live the life you have, the hand you have been dealt. There is no self-pity in her words.

I am truly sorry if I have confused you, or anyone else. If any of you believe that I wrote this, please send me a private message. I DID NOT WRITE IT.

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Thank you, I do apologise and misunderstood. I knew all the post were about Michelle and her life and I didn't want any of that taken away from her. She fought a courageous battle.

However I thought in writing your post that you were telling your story, I didn't realize that you were writing quotes from her Facebook page. I totally understand now and appreciate your clearing that up for me.

She was an insperation and I only hope and wish I had her positive thinking. I think most of us wish we could be more positive about something most of us don't understand and clearly the not knowing is the hardest of them all.

Thank you again for clearing that up.

Heaven has gained a special angle, RIP pretty lady.

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God bless her and keep her. Tears are falling, words fail.

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Thank you for the news JoJo. Words cannot do justice to the feelings of sorrow I, and everyone in our forum family feel right now. She was such a brave wee lass, and deserved a better outcome for all her suffering. God bless you Chelle, you are now in God's safe keeping. RIP.

David

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Thank you for letting everyone know. I knew very little about Chelle, but saw some lively posts from her, but for everyone who posts that they ‘have had the call’ I pray for their safe journey. So very very sad that she has lost her fight. Thoughts are with her family and loved ones. 😔 JX

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Hated being the bearer of such shit news, Chelle was such a fighter, had an amazing sense of humour was supportive and honest and always looked on the bright side of life, even though you know how rubbish she was feeling ... One of a kind !!!

Makes me feel honoured to have known her and had her support through many rough times I just hope I was as good to her as she was to me 😊

Please everyone make the most of every day, it may feel like a rubbish one but we're here and we know how precious life is more than most... Chelle went in that operation with a smile on her face, a lot braver than me .... We have all lost a great friend, but heaven has gained one amazing lady 😍 😘

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Thank you jo, everything you have mentioned is true in every way.

Sadly chelle won't see my pm to her from before she just went to surgery untill my own personal message yesterday to her.

Yes, we have bad days most of the time in whatever illness we are dealing with so no more will I moan. Thank you jojo and thank you wondeful chelle for allowing us to be part of your journey RIP sweetie xxxx😘💔

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So true xxx

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Thanks again Jo. Its a shit job breaking the bad news . And no I am not sorry for swearing. I have done that many times , it never gets easier . Fly high Chelle xX💕x

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I am so very very sorry for your loss it just make me think how very lucky I am still to have my wife with me

My heart goes out to you

Dave

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Thank you and god bless

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So very sorry to read this xxx

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How utterly sad ,this lovely lady whom I'd spoken with a few times and gave me such good advice ASWELL.im saddened that chelle lost her fight.what a dreadful illness an inspirational lady .Rip ,may you party with the angels and be at peace now.xxx❤❤❤❤😘🙌

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So sad, so shocked to hear this news. What a courageous, beautiful woman. God bless and keep her, shining star 🌟 Chelle x

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I am so very , very sad to read this. Rest easy now Chelle. 🌹

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rest in peace chelle, no more suffering my heart goes out to the families

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Gees how devastating. Was clearly a fighter and a wonderful lady. Feel a sense of closeness to people on here, it's really upsetting :( Heart with her family.

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It must have been very difficult for you to post should dreadful news but you did it beautifully.

I shouldn't think I'm the only one thinking of her in a hospital gown smiling waiting for the operation that was going to change her life, it's such a shock.

Hopefully with medical advancement, stem cell ect thing's like this will be a thing of the past.

Good bless chele and everyone on here.

Xxxx

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Thank you for sharing this incredibly sad news. Michelle was a positive and wonderful forum member who worked so hard to raise awareness of organ donation. She was a true inspiration and she will be missed......

Our deepest sympathy to her family and friends,

The British Liver Trust team

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My heartfelt sympathy to chelle s Family

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Lovely words by everyone on here. Jojo it must have hard for you to share this. Chelle made me chuckle when telling about her dreams that she had and seeing livers in the clouds. She stayed so positive. No matter how bad things get I will try and cherish everyday and hold loved ones close. To everyone on here please take care of yourselves

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So, so sad to hear this, I know only too well what its like to loose a loved one, my thoughts and prayers go to her family. RIP Michelle x

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I am very saddened to hear this news god bless her and her poor family it’s so sad

RIP chelle xx

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I’m heartbroken to read about chell’s passing her words were always an inspiration to me. God bless you chell you will be missed

By all . .

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Very very sad news. My love and condolences to her family. I don't post here often but it's really sad to lose one of our numbers at the very point where we were all so hopeful for her being cured of her illness. God bless you Chelle xxx

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Gutted, RIP Chelle

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Rest in peace chelle, you were an inspiration and gave me advicè when I needed it. So sad and fought so hard

God bless

Julie xxx

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I am so sad to hear this. I was really hoping she would get better. Absolutely heartbroken.

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Such sad news, RIP Michelle xx

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Very sad. RIP Michelle.

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Such sad news. RIP Chelle

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😢

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😢 have been waiting for her update. So sad for someone who has waited so long and had such positive vibes and plans. I didn't know you Chelle but you touched my life. RIP Angel xx

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Lovely lovely chelle 😢😢 we never spoke in person but you get a sense of someone and she was beautiful inside and out, brave and hilarious. She was one of my main inspirations along with a few others on here for signing up to donate my organs, I know that made her happy as she was all about helping others and the cause, a cause I will shout from the rooftops in her honour. I was so happy and excited when she got her calls, I so wish it had worked out. A great loss to her friends and family who are in mine and everyone else's thoughts but also a great loss to us all on this forum, we will miss her and her support, humour and positivity so much. It was my birthday last weekend and i will remember her every birthday I'm lucky enough to have from now onwards, she should have had so many more... I will always think of her stood on the beach she loved looking at liver shaped clouds and fireworks, eating cake and Haribo... sleep well beautiful girl. Xxxx 💛💜💙💚

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Heartbroken 💔 I met Michelle 4 months ago and have been in King’s with her (as an inpatient) during the last few days she had. Me and my husband have become close to her family and we live in a small world as apparently we already knew each other from 10 years ago. The sky gained the brightest star on Saturday. Chelle and her beautiful smile. RIP darling girl xxx

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Hello Leah x

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Hello my lovely friend. How have I only just learnt about this app? Lol xx

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It's been around a long time I been on here long before I found out about Leeds support group... Been my lifeline for many years x hope you're ok and home soon 😘

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