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Documentary on Mike and Jules Peters' cancer battles prompts 'phenomenal response' from public

Documentary on Mike and Jules Peters' cancer battles prompts 'phenomenal response' from public

The wife of The Alarm’s frontman Mike Peters said she’s had a “phenomenal response” to a documentary about the couple’s individual battles with cancer.

It was while filming BBC One Wales programme, Mike and Jules: While We Have Time, that Jules Peters discovered a lump in her breast.

Last night, viewers watched as she broke the devastating news to family members.

For the first time, fans were given an insight into how the pair, who have been together for 30 years, coped with the devastating blow and the surgery and gruelling treatment that followed.

Mike and Jules Peters pictured today
Mike and Jules Peters pictured today

The couple have spent 20 years coping with Mike’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Since the documentary was aired, Jules, 50 told the Daily Post that she’s been inundated with hundreds of messages from well-wishers.

“I just want to reach out and thank you all for your heart warming messages of love and support,” she said.

“The response has been phenomenal.

“I sat down last night in real time to watch the BBC programme and I felt like I saw my life flash before my eyes.

Jules Peters at home in Dyserth
Jules Peters at home in Dyserth

“The thing that struck me though is the love.

“The love sent to me last night, the love sent to me today, the love sent to me when I went public. The hope. The strength.

“We will all have hurdles to cross at some point in this wonderful life of ours, not just Mike and I.

“It’s about not being afraid and embracing the bumps in the road because there will always be love. There will always be hope and there will always be strength.”

She added: “On this sad and unfathomable day in Manchester, it’s the small acts of kindness that count and matter.

Left to right: Mike Peters, Evan Peters, Dylan Peters, Jules Peters
Left to right: Mike Peters, Evan Peters, Dylan Peters, Jules Peters

“Community, reaching out to one’s neighbour, hugging your friend.

“Tell your nearest that you love them. We all have so little time. Life is terminal for us all but it’s an incredible life.

“So thank you for all my love, my hugs, my ‘I love yous.’ That’s what got me through the night.”

Earlier this month, Mike told how his decision to be the focus of the documentary saved Jules’ life because it encouraged her to check her breasts for lumps.

Meanwhile, Jules’ journey continues as she prepares for reconstructive surgery and readjusts to day-to-day living post breast cancer while maintaining a positive attitude.

Jules has nursed Mike through three cancers
Jules has nursed Mike through three cancers

One message of support sent to Jules after the programme was shown, said: “I’ve just watched one of the most difficult and inspirational hours and I’m frankly speechless and in tears still taking it all in, but I just want to say thank you for sharing this journey and your lives.

“Absolutely brilliant film and more so I know if this will help even one woman and her loved ones then message accomplished.”

Another said: “Your honesty and vulnerability from the both of you was just breathtaking…the incredible strength and inspiration you have put forth is going to be life saving for so many.

“I am so honoured to know you both and so very proud of your bravery, courage and optimism.

“My heart is so full of many emotions right now but mostly joy for you both.”

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