“We had hope and we had love”: Tom Parker’s widow, Kelsey, talks about her narrative memory

Tom ParkerKelsey’s widow spoke about her story memoir to be published in July, which gives insights into their lives.

The Desired star 33, after battling brain cancer after being diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma in October 2020, and received just 12 months to live from doctors.

She joined Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty on Thursday morning BBC A breakfast show to discuss the book and what it means for her.

Speaking: Tom Parker’s widow, Kelsey, spoke about her narrative memoir, which will be published in July, which gives insights into their lives.

Charlie asked Kelsey how she was and she replied, ‘That’s a difficult question to answer but I’m fine. I’m really strong and go through it every day.

It’s really hard, obviously I have two kids and we’re actually a really happy house. My kids wake up laughing like me

“Don’t get me wrong, it’s hard, it’s been eight weeks since we lost him, but I come here every day.”

Heartburn: The Wanted star, 33, was battling brain cancer after being diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma in October 2020, and was given just 12 months to live by doctors.

Heartburn: The Wanted star, 33, was battling brain cancer after being diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma in October 2020, and was given just 12 months to live by doctors.

The singer revealed that he is in the process of writing a narrative memoir in the middle of his battle with brain cancer one week before his death.

He went to Instagram to share the news with his fans and announce that the book will be published in July.

He said the book, called Hope, would not be about “death” but about “life” and “finding hope” no matter what situation you are in.

Travel: She joined Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty on Thursday morning's BBC Breakfast show to discuss the book and what it means to her.

Travel: She joined Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty on Thursday morning’s BBC Breakfast show to discuss the book and what it means to her.

Discussing the book and its story, Kelsey said: “Tom was this guy from Bolton who didn’t have a lot of training and then got into this boy band and that’s amazing in itself.

“When he was diagnosed, they told him this is, it’s final stage four and I told Tom we just have to go through this, we have to be as positive as possible and use everything we can. “

– We lived every day, we had hope and we had love and laughter

True love: Kelsey talked about her journey with her best friend Tom:

True love: Kelsey talked about her journey with her best friend Tom: “We lived every day, we had hope and we had love and laughter”

Tom wrote in his book that he felt like everything was being pushed to Kelsey, to which she replied, “Obviously I was 25 weeks pregnant with Bodhi when he was diagnosed and we were just on this whirlwind.

– I don’t even remember the birth because I knew Tom had radio and chemistry the next day

‘Every day we just went for it and I think it was really hard for Tom because he felt bad for Bodhi that he didn’t get what Aurelia got in the beginning. I think he struggled with the relationship and he felt terribly

Family: The tragic news of his death was confirmed by his wife Kelsey, 32, whom he leaves behind with their two children, Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, one.

Family: The tragic news of his death was confirmed by his wife Kelsey, 32, whom he leaves behind with their two children, Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, one.

She talked about his writing process during his last months: ‘All his notes on his phone were from this book. When I thought he was just lying on the couch on his phone, he wrote a book. I’m so proud of him

Kelsey detailed how strong they both were for her family: “For us, we decided this was a really bad situation, how can we get through it. It was all hope and exploration.” Tom and I were really honest and sincere and we were most good friends, we’ve been together for so long but I couldn’t relate to him because I’ve never experienced this.

“I had to find someone with whom Tom could relate, so I found Dave, he’s an inspiration, he’s 8 years old in this disease and they would call and be able to relate to each other.

Tragic: The singer's death comes just one week after he revealed he was in the process of writing a narrative memoir in the midst of his battle with brain cancer.

Tragic: The singer’s death comes just one week after he revealed he was in the process of writing a narrative memoir in the midst of his battle with brain cancer.

The tragic news of his death was confirmed by his wife Kelsey, 32, whom he leaves behind with their two children, Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, one.

Kelsey said: “It is with the deepest of hearts that we confirm that Tom passed away peacefully earlier today with his whole family by his side.

‘Our hearts are broken. Tom was the center of our world and we cannot imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence.

‘We are truly grateful for the outpouring of love and support and ask that we all come together to make sure Tom’s light continues to shine for his beautiful children.’

Sincerely: In a long caption Kelsey said she

Sincerely: In a long caption Kelsey said she “couldn’t imagine life without her infectious smile and energetic presence”

She went on to thank everyone who cared for Tom during his illness, adding that he fought the disease to the end.

A statement posted on the group’s official Instagram account read: “The whole Wanted family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our band member Tom Parker, who passed away peacefully at lunch today surrounded by his family and his band members.

– Tom was a wonderful husband for Kelsey, and a father for Aurelia and Bodhi. He was our brother, words cannot express the loss and sorrow we feel. Forever and ever in our hearts. ‘

Love: In the final picture posted on his Instagram account before his death, Parker shared this photo of him on stage with his bandmates.

Love: In the final picture posted on his Instagram account before his death, Parker shared this photo of him on stage with his bandmates.

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