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Channel 4 A Place In The Sun: ​​Laura Hamilton shares tragic news of guest’s sister who died of same condition she has

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Laura Hamilton is known for being vulnerable and honest on her Instagram.

And this week, the TV presenter had some very sad news to share with her followers.

The 39-year-old said: “I have decided after today’s filming that I want to dedicate this week’s episode to my house hunter’s sister who was a lady called Hazel.

“Who two years ago, aged 36, tragically died of a bleed on the brain.

“She, like myself, was an ITP sufferer, which is short for Immune thrombocytopenia, which is a disease which means your platelet count can be very low.

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“Tragically Hazel’s platelet count was so low that she had a bleed on the brain.”

Laura has previously opened up about her own experience of ITP, which she developed after giving birth.

“I’ve suffered from ITP since I had Tahlia who is now six years old,” she said.

“I was diagnosed with ITP when she was seven months old following a lot of bruising that came up on my legs.

“Obviously I don’t have it to the level that Hazel has it but it is something that has to be monitored.”

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The property guru was emotional as she shared how she feels she had met the house hunters “for a reason”.

She ended the Instagram post with a touching remark. The A Place In The Sun presenter said:

“They say you meet people for a reason and I feel like I’ve met this week’s house hunters not only to help them find their place in the sun but also to generate some awareness for ITP.”

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This isn’t her first time raising awareness about health issues.

Laura recently shared her experience of having a smear test, when she became worried after receiving abnormal results.

Having nearly missed her appointment due to travel quarantine restrictions, she wrote to her followers:

“YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE BEACH READY… AND IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE! #smeartest.”

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