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Gloria tells of struggle after Caron's death.

BROADCASTER Gloria Hunniford has spoken of suffering the ``deepest raw wound'' after losing her daughter Caron Keating to breast cancer.

Hunniford broke down in tears as she spoke of her overwhelming grief and struggle to come to terms with Caron's death in April.

Speaking on Tonight with Trevor McDonald, broadcast this evening, she said: ``It's still like the deepest raw wound that just goes on weeping and weeping and weeping and I don't know when that ever -- if ever -- closes over. ''

Former Blue Peter presenter Caron died aged 41 after a secret seven-year fight against breast cancer.

She discovered a lump while breast-feeding her youngest son Gabriel when she was 35.

Hunniford said she draws strength from her grandchildren and the launch of the Caron Keating Foundation, which will raise money for cancer charities.

She said: ``I know that this will never get better.

``I just have to learn to find a path through it or focus on my grandchildren to see a way forward, run the foundation, whatever way I can find it.

``I don't think any parent ever gets over the loss of a child. I just think I have to accept that. ''

Hunniford recalled Caron asking her to make two promises just two days before she died.

``She said: `Promise me you'll never put me into a hospice or a hospital, ' which I did. ``Then she said: `Promise me you'll always look after the boys'. That was the nearest we got to talking about what if, the most graphic conversation. ''


TEARS: Gloria Hunniford
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Oct 4, 2004
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