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Sup Travellers?! British radio and TV presenter Claira Hermet is saying goodbye to her big and "BOUNCIFUL" boobs in a lively and celebratory way and who can disagree with her choice of farewell --- boobs are definitely worth the celebration.

But her party comes in the midst of tragedy as the 27-year-old Brit lost her mother and sister to breast cancer. Hermet decided to scehdule a Double Mastectomy after learning she carries the BRCA 1 gene that significantly increases her risk of getting the disease.

"When they told me I had the gene it was as if someone had punched me in the stomach. I walked from the hospital to the Tube holding back tears," she told The Daily Mail. "I knew at that moment that I'd have the operation ... but I was young; only 19. I was worried. I thought I'd wait until I was in a stable relationship with a man who loved me for myself, so I wouldn't have to fear he'd leave me when he saw me after the operation. It all seemed a long way off." 

Hermet says it took many years of reflection and growth before she finally came to a place of acceptance. 

"The decision didn't happen overnight. It was a long slog and I had to change myself first, to recognize that my breasts didn't define me and if a man was going to leave me it wouldn't be because I'd lost them," Hermet, who is single, told the Daily Mail. "Of course, there have been times when I've got out of the shower, sat in front of the mirror and said, 'Ah, I'm going to miss you two.' But that's not constructive and I don't dwell on it." 

Ultimately, she says, her choice to undergo the preventive procedure has liberated and empowered her. It's even, she says, helped her to find closure with the deaths of her mother and sister. 

"One thing I have learnt is that we get this life once," Hermet wrote in a BBC blog post. "I've spent a lot of it feeling sad and unhappy. My sister's death was a turning point. She doesn't have her life but I have mine. I have and will continue to strive to make my life one of happiness, positivity and purpose." 

In anticipation of her surgery, Hermet has been taking steps to find closure with her decision and finding ways to turn a challenging moment into a positive one.

She’s been blogging on her own website and for the BBC about the impending procedure, and she's creating candid videos about her experience, including a tongue-in-cheek one about why "boobs are good." Hermet says she wants to share her story with as many people as possible in the hope that “they too can rationalize their fears and feel empowered, in control and confident,” per a BBC blog post.

We can all sit here and feel sorry for her but I think she'll be fine. We all lose things at some point in our lives but the idea is not to mourn too long over what was lost but to keep moving forward in search of something new. Hats off to Hermet and her big "BOUNCIFUL" boobs. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.