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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(Image: Laura Hamilton Instagram)
“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.”