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Life is Bliss
Many residents and regular visitors will remember the indefatigable fundraiser and ex-Tenerife resident Debbie Bliss.

03.09.2014 -

Debbie was always fit as a fiddle, trained regularly and hard in the gym and took part in sports from the age of 14.  Whilst in Tenerife she was a personal trainer and sports therapist and then in the year 2000, aged 34, everything changed.  She became seriously sick and was diagnosed with a rare and incurable illness called Dermatomyositis.  The illness put her in hospital for many months and meant a long fight back as she had to learn to walk, talk and eat on her own all over again.  Throughout it all, she remained positive and, despite her illness, she continued to battle for others and raised a lot of money for a wide variety of charities.  For all her sterling efforts she was chosen as one of the torch bearers for the London Olympics and has now written her autobiography.

Life is Bliss is an inspirational story about her fight to survive and recover, her positive attitude and the continual challenges she faced for herself and on behalf of others.  She told us, “Everyone has a different story to tell and I hope that mine will inspire others - there is light at the end of the tunnel”.  She dedicates her book to, “My son Mathew and my ever loving Mum.  Also to all those who are suffering or have suffered with an illness.”

Available now from Amazon.

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