Advanced copy of THE NEXT 15 MINUTES Winner Announced


Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest, both on my Facebook Fanpage and through email. Sharing your story isn’t easy, and for those that did, here’s a virtual high-five. *smack*

Congratulations to the winner:  Laura York; she will receive a signed copy of The Next Fifteen Minutes. She has a remarkable story, and I have written here about Laura before.

In March 2010 Laura was diagnosed with stage IV bile duct cancer and told she had about 9 months to live. Unlike John, her cancer had spread outside the bile ducts, and so she was not a candidate for liver transplantation. Laura didn’t take this news lying down. In fact, she changed her life, her diet, her attitude. She started a blog to tell her story called The Cancer Assassin, and that’s precisely what she’s doing. She’s kicking cancer’s butt. Laura is an inspiration not only to cancer patients but to everyone. Here’s a quote from her contest entry:

My disease is not a death sentence as I first thought it was. It is a wakeup call to quit feeling guilty for silly things, quit postponing my life and LIVE LIVE LIVE! We only have this moment and I intend to enjoy it as much as possible and love as much as possible. It is in the strength that you gather in those 15 minutes that changes your whole life, puts what matters into perspective and opens your eyes to all the good in this world.

Did you get that? Quit postponing your life and LIVE. I couldn’t have said it better myself. Thank you Laura for your wisdom, your bravery and your strength. Anyone interested in learning how to kick cancer butt with the help of a positive attitude and a healthy diet, check out Laura’s story. You’ll be glad you did.

Thanks again for following along. If you haven’t already, I invite you to follow my blog. Just click on one of the buttons in the upper right hand corner to follow via your favorite social media site, or subscribe via email.

Plus, I love comments. They make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. So go ahead. Join the conversation. Put your little cursor on the word “comment” below and the form will magically appear. I know. It’s awesome how that works.


4 responses »

  1. Oh Kim!
    You just made me cry tears of such happiness! Not because I won the contest but because my story is out! It is touching people near and far and hopefully, just maybe touching others enough to allow then to see for even one second (or for 15 minutes) how wonderful their lives really are and how thankful they should be for the loving caring people in their lives. To wake up every morning and bask in the glory of being alive for one more day! To make the world a slightly better place than yesterday and to plant the seed of hope for tomorrow. To not take for granted the simple joy of breathing and seeing how beautiful the world around them is and that it is worth saving.
    I have not done this alone. I am only the sum of my parts: the earth, the sky, the flora and fauna, the wonderful pets, friends, and family that support my journey to wellness and health every single day.
    Thank you all for your undying support, patience, and unwavering love! It is not just my will to live keeping me healthy, active and alive. It is often YOU all who pump me up, give me that strength and uplift my spirits so I can fight! I have got the most awesome healing posse out there on my side and I will never be able to express adequately in mere words just how much you touch me every single day of my life! I am thankful for this life and all of you every single day I wake up.
    Peace, love, light and health!
    “The Cancer Assassin”

  2. Oh I was finally snatching a few minutes to enter, but I think Laura’s story tops anything I could put out there. What an inspirational woman! Kudos, peace, and joy to you Laura. And thanks to Kim for this great blog. Yea, I know what you mean about the comments bringing you warmth and fuzziness, especiallly from those who have found you beyond your circle of family and friends. I got one wonderful comment from a total stranger last year that made it all worth it. …. cheers and I’ll think about Laura’s words and story.

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