This Morning presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were almost brought to tears by the tragic story of a terminally ill widow who is terrified of the prospect of leaving her children alone.

A caller spoke of the trauma of her husband passing away six weeks ago and also revealed that she has suffered the death of two children before.

As callers rang in to discuss the subject of life after loss, Theresa rang in to get the thoughts of Jeff Brazier, the former footballer that suffered losing the mum of his children Jade Goodey in 2009. He helped them with their grief.

Theresa revealed that while she was struggling to cope with her children after the terminally ill wife lost her husband only six weeks ago.

She also said that the kids had been lashing out.

As she asked for help, the ITV show said that their “full force” would be behind her.

It was clear from the start that Theresa was upset as soon as she started talking.

As she was struggling to talk, she asked Phillip to relay her story to the audience: “Theresa says: ‘I’m terminally ill and I should be in a hospice but my partner died unexpectedly. My children always thought that they would have their dad after my death but now he’s gone, I’m going to die leaving my three children alone. How do I explain this to them? They’re 26, 18 and 15.”

“Oh Theresa, I’m so sorry,” Holly said.

Theresa heartbreakingly then said that she’d also lost too children.

As Jeff spoke to her on air, she said: “I’ve tried and so has my GP – we wrote letters to them and the letter was opened and then stuck on the fireplace, they didn’t want to accept it. I’ve had one cardiac arrest and two strokes. I’ve got a ‘do not resuscitate’ and they resuscitated me.”

Theresa then revealed then whenever the ambulance arrives, her children scream for them to resuscitate her.

However Holly and Phillip said that they would offer her whatever help they could.