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LIVING A LIFE WITH NO FULL STOPS

The only guaranteed full stop in life is death. I’ve looked at the possibility of death when I was waiting for my breast cancer prognosis. I’ve even sat with death during my father’s passing. Some might say you are either in one camp or another, but the worst way to live is when you aren’t truly living as your authentic self. Life is for living and for taking risks. You are the creator of your own happiness and for living a life with no full stops. What’s stopping you? About Louise James

My gorgeous 13 year old Mr Mac created this presentation for a recent school project. He did all the work himself and chose my cancer journey as the subject. All I did was be “interviewed” by him and send him some photographs. The arrangement, words and voice over are all him and I only got to see the final product after he submitted it at school. I couldn’t be prouder of him and how he handled himself throughout and was stunned at the final presentation. I hope you enjoy.

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