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.
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