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

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:


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