A 28-year-old former BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter who underwent a double mastectomy is travelling the world. Claira Hermet had an elective double mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery in January 2015 when the tests revealed she carried the faulty genes from her mother and sister. After the surgery the 28-year-old left her job to follow her passion, sold most of her belongings on e-Bay and packed a rucksack to travel the globe.
She even started writing a blog to share her experiences while she travelled and invited readers to decide which countries and cities to visit next. She states,”When my sister died, I made a pact with myself to find a way to stay happy.” She continued by saying that,”They may not have their lives but I have mine and I want to make it count for them and for myself.,”
Former BBC Presenter was photographed in Prainha Brazil after her breasts were removed.
She took on the globe-trotting journey after her massive mastectomy operation and breast reconstruction in January 2015.
It was revealed that she carried the faulty BRCA1 gene from her mum and sister.
Before her mastectomy Claira had a cast made out of her breasts.
Emily, Claira’s sister. They were pictured together back in time when they were 42 and 31 respectively.
Claira worked for BBC1Xtra (pictured) and BT Sport but now has left the country.
Claira pictured in Brazil wanted to make the most of her life after her mum and sister.
Claira’s sister Emily who died of breast cancer when she was 31.
18 months old Claira pictured with her mom Jane’s lap. She lost her mother who suffered cancer.
She sold most of her stuff on e-Bay, packed and ruck sack and started a travelogue.
She jetted to the carnival capital Rio and made the most of Valentine’s day.
Watching the sunset in Panema, Arpaodar in Brazil.
Claira making friends at Tobago Cays.
Claira posing in front of a waterfall at Chapada Diamantina, Brazil.
Claira is using her blog to decide the next destinations which included hand gliding in Brazil.
Claira said as soon as she got to know about her genes, she knew she wanted to get her breasts removed.
It was a life long choice for her.
And she made it clear by travelling. She said,”When you’re back home and get emotional you have lots of stuff to distract you, but when you’re travelling on your own you don’t have that – you have to confront it. “It’s quite an intense experience.” she added.
All the best Claira!