Sunderland care worker Jade Shovlin dies aged 21 after cancer battle
Friends of 21-year-old Jade Shovlin have confirmed she has died, less than four months after she was diagnosed with cancer.
The care worker, from Roker, died shortly after 9pm on Wednesday, August 12 after losing her battle with cancer of the oesophagus.
Doctors told Jade in May that her condition would be incurable and at the time gave her less than two years to live.
This prompted friends to rally together to raise money for Jade to live out her dream of swimming with pigs in the Bahamas.
An online fundraiser managed to raise over £12,000, however unfortunately Jade’s condition deteriorated rapidly and she was unable to live out her dream of visiting Pig Beach.
Hundreds of people have been leaving tributes to Jade via social media, with Andrea Batty saying: “You gave such a fight and we all saw how hard you tried, I don't know why things like this happen to young good people life is so cruel. I hope there is lots of piggies in heaven to swim with.”
Many passed on their wishes to Jade’s friends and family, with Hayley Duke commenting: “RIP beautiful girl. No one should have to go through what you have at your age. You should be planning your future, thinking of you and all your family at this sad time.”
Graeme White took the time to remember how great Jade’s personality was, saying: “This young lady made me laugh so much with her infectious personality and crazy questions has been taken far to soon. It was a privilege to know you Jade.”