Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Living for the Day

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Living for the Day

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FIONA WAS 30 years old when she was told she had terminal ovarian cancer. But for her, cancer is a gift - one that made her "see life".

"If my choice had been to live longer and not have cancer and not have that insight, I wouldn't take it," she says. "I was wasting life before."

Meanwhile, Lisa, 49, says she intends to spend her remaining time laughing and having fun. She feels as though she's been given a "heads up", and says: "The colours are brighter, the trees are greener. I notice the colour of my girls' hair. I try to drink my husband's face in, remember every feature."

Fiona and Lisa are just two of twelve remarkable people, aged from their 20s to 60s, interviewed about how they have responded to their terminal prognosis.

But it is not a depressing documentary, far from it. Yes of course it is sad and emotional at times, but largely this thoughtprovoking film is full of joy and humour and a stark message to live life to the full. …

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