Barely able to move or speak, British reality TV star Jade Goody, who has just weeks to live as cancer consumes her body, summoned her strength to have herself and her sons christened in London on March 7.
Despite being in great pain, Jade was determined to lay down spiritual foundations for herself and her boys, Bobby, 5, and 4-year-old Freddie.
“It was important for me and my boys to be christened, so that when I’m not here they feel they can speak to me whenever they want,” said Jade, 27. “I want my boys to know that when I do go, I am safe and looking over them.”
Here, Jade speaks to OK! in a brief excerpt from the exclusive interview in the new issue.
OK!: It must be terrible to know that you won’t see your sons grow up.
I’m devastated that I won’t see my boys grow into men and get married. That’s what moms dream of, isn’t it?
OK!: How do you want to be remembered?
I want to be remembered as the one who irritated and entertained people in equal measure! But I also want to be remembered as the girl who put up a fight. I was given a death sentence, but I didn’t let it kill me. I fought it, got married, got christened. I’ve achieved more in 27 years than some achieve in their lifetime. I could bitch about dying young, but at the end of the day, I can look back on my life and be proud of what I have done.
For more on Jade’s heartbreaking story, pick up the latest issue of OK! magazine — on sale everywhere Thursday.