Round the world sailor Jessica Watson makes a heartbreaking admission in a touching tribute to her late partner Cameron Dale: ‘Of all people, I should know better’
Round the world sailor Jessica Watson has shared a moving tribute to her late partner Cameron Dale.
Taking to Instagram this week the 29-year-old posted a rare and touching picture where she can be seen posing with of her beloved.
Cameron died suddenly at age 29 of a stroke at the end of 2021.
In the candid snap taken in 2019, Jessica can be seen kissing Cameron on the cheek as the pair ride a New York subway.
Jessica, who rose to fame at 16, after sailing around the globe solo in 2010, has been a dedicated health campaigner since Cameron died of undiagnosed high blood pressure.
Round the world sailor Jessica Watson – pictured – has shared a moving tribute to her late partner Cameron Dale who died of a stroke at just 29 in 2021
Taking to Instagram this week Jessica posted this gorgeous pic with her late partner, Cameron Dale. The pair can been riding a subway in New York City in 2019
In her post this week, the courageous advocate issued a plea for followers to get regular checks.
‘Did you know hypertension (high blood pressure in plain speak) is the leading risk factor of stroke?’ she wrote in her caption.
‘Australia’s Biggest Blood Pressure Check is running throughout May and it’s World Hypertension Day today, and I’m making the pledge to check my blood pressure. It’s actually not something I’ve asked my doctor to check recently. Of all people, I should know better!
‘Please do the same and remind (or better harass, nag, insist!) your mates to – no matter how young and healthy they are.
Jessica, who rose to fame at 16, after sailing around the globe solo in 2010, has been a dedicated health campaigner since Cameron died of undiagnosed high blood pressure
‘Cam was only 29 when he suffered a fatal stroke as a result of undiagnosed hypertension in 2021.
‘I’ve said it before, and I’ll no doubt nag you about it again. It’s such a simple, painless thing, and it could save a life.’
Jessica has been candid about her grief at losing her partner.
‘After his death I was cocooned in shock,’ she told The Australian in December.
‘It took months to fully comprehend what had happened…for the pain, already raging, raw and jagged, to become unbearable.’
‘I’d been going around saying things like…it’s better to have loved and lost than not loved at all…but I was kidding myself and wasn’t prepared for how bad it could get.’
Since her epic achievement, the young sporting star has gone on to become an author, motivational speaker and businesswoman.
Jessica issued a plea for followers to get regular checks for high blood pressure