Now, there's a life-affirmative thought. Make this your theme for your next Life Café.
James Wilson was a life-long sufferer of cystic fibrosis, a life-limiting illness. James’ condition was such that the multidisciplinary team (MDT) put James on the LCP. His brothers travelled half way across the world to say their goodbyes. That was two years ago.
He might easily have been one more of the many who have had their lives cut short before their time, just one more statistic in the medical holocaust that has proceeded.
This is The Argus –
An action-loving surfer, snowboarder and footballer has died aged 26 from the debilitating condition he refused to let hold him back.
Tributes have been paid to James Wilson who died earlier this month from cystic fibrosis.
Two years ago he defied doctors who put him on the Liverpool Care Pathway for dying patients with his brothers travelling from the US and New Zealand expecting to say a final goodbye.
A positive attitude and a refusal to accept futility pushed James to achieve more than do many blessed with good heath and vigour. Despite an eight month stay in hospital, James went on to take up gardening and drive to the south of France in a mini cooper.
James, from Chesham Street in Brighton, also won a place to study history at Kings College in London and had managed to complete two years of study before his death.
His funeral will be held on Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Rottingdean. A fundraising page for the cystic Fibrosis Trust has been set up |in his memory. To donate visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JamesWilsonMemorialFund.James was an example to us all. In his tragically short life he refused to give in and give up and succeeded in doing his 'bucket list' many times over.
Every extra day is a bonus. Every second counts, because life is precious and living matters...