Rachael Bland reveals online trolls berated her for not trying hard enough

In an article for The Sunday Telegraph last month, Bland wrote: “I’m not scared of dying.  I only fear for those I leave behind. For my darling Freddie, who’ll be three next month, for Steve and our families.” A dying BBC presenter has hit out at online trolls who “berated” her for not “trying hard enough” to save herself during her cancer battle.BBC Radio 5 Live journalist Rachael Bland revealed she had receive some negative responses in describing her experience with the illness.On Monday, Bland, 40, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2016, announced via Twitter that she only had “days to live”, which triggered an outpouring of support including goodwill messages from journalists and colleagues.But in an article for the Huffington Post, which was published on Tuesday but written before her most recent diagnosis, the journalist recalled some messages she received were mixed.“I was sent so many beautiful messages,” she said.  “Along with many telling me to go to foreign climes to try miracle cancer treatment – FYI these all get deleted immediately,” she continued.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. But Bland went on to reveal she received criticism for “not trying hard enough” to save herself. The 40-year-old did not elaborate on how many disparaging messages she received. In the article, the journalist emphasised her support for “modern medicine”, and stated that she had enrolled in clinical trials. Bland, who is married with a three year-old-son, Freddie, wrote she had hope for new treatment options early on in her diagnosis, but also ensured she completed a “memoirs” book for her son to remember her by.   Bland said she feared leaving her son Freddie behindCredit:Paul Cooper The journalist had worked at the BBC for 15 years, and also co-presented a popular podcast on dealing with cancer, You, Me and the Big C. The popular podcast has since risen to the top of the charts following public support on Twitter.  Bland said she feared leaving her son Freddie behind

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