United Kingdom man's Facebook account suspended for sharing dead wife's cancer photos

Henrietta Strickland
December 26, 2017

Amidst this, the social media giant suspended Lowe's account right after his post started receiving huge traction, as reported by a leading news website in the country. Despite putting up a courageous fight, Donna Lowe of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, lost her cancer battle in August this year at the age of 32.

On Dec. 22, exactly a year after his wife was diagnosed with cervical cancer, Elliot Lowe posted a message on Facebook.

In a series of Facebook posts, the man explained that his wife did not want to go for her last smear test and kept postponing it. "I dread to think what people are thinking now my account is no longer active and my post missing".

She underwent six weeks of daily radiotherapy sessions, but on August 5 this year she died at Willen Hospice, Milton Keynes.

"My Facebook account was suspended on Saturday morning due to what Facebook said was suspicious activity and as a security procedure", Lowe told The Independent. If she had done so, then the disease would be manageable and perhaps be overpowered.

'I'm dreading Christmas. I have no idea what to expect or how the kids will react, I'm just going to have to play it by ear'.

He wrote on Facebook: 'A year ago to date (22/12/2016) my handsome wife, my best friend, the mother to our four attractive children, my world, my soul mate in fact my everything was given a diagnosis by Milton Keynes Hospital that would devastate our lives and change it forever.

Lowe had posted two pictures - one image showed his wife when she was healthy while another showed how she was affected by the disease and was in a hospital bed with her mouth open and bones protruding from her chest.

'Regretfully, on the morning of Saturday the 5th of August 2017, my attractive wife passed away in my arms surrounded by our four young children, her mother, brother and sisters aged just 32 at Willen Hospice, Milton Keynes.

The cervical screening test also called a pap smear or a smear test is a process in which a doctor or a nurse gathers samples from the cervix to check for early changes in the cells even before they become cancer cells. He states that while his awareness is not exactly the most comfortable experience for a woman, encouraging women to have a smear test regularly could save their lives.

The post, which has since been restored as well as Mr Lowe's Facebook account, has now been shared more than 30,000 times.

"I know its Christmas and some of the pictures may distress you, i apologies if they do, but I needed to demonstrate how devastating Cancer is", Elliot said in the post.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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