Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Jane's Story.....


Ask anyone who knows me well and they will confirm there have been very few ocassions in my life when I have been lost for words - but yesterday I saw 'my story' on film for the first time and I was speechless - it quite literally blew me away.

In the space of 20 minutes Daniel and his team have captured the last 2 years of my life and presented it beautifully. I can't tell you how proud I feel to be a part of this documentary, its going to be an incredibly powerful tool, both now and in the future, for raising awareness of kidney cancer and the new drugs used to treat it.

For me ofcourse it was very emotional watching it and it made me cry - not because it's sad, it isn't, it's a story of hope. No, I cried because this documentary says more than a million words I could type on this blog ever would.

It humanises our condition. No longer are we simply facts and figures and statistics - we are real people with families and friends and a life - a life which with the help of these new drugs can be extended and lived to the full.

The documentary will be launched at the end of July and will initially be available to view online.


(Mental note to self - I MUST go on a diet. I know the camera is supposed to put 10lbs on you but I dont remember having 5 pointed at me !!)

9 comments:

LYN said...

i can't wait to see it!!!!

ADB said...

Good for you, Jane, for sharing your story.

Slacker Mom said...

I cannot wait to see this. How fun and exciting things have been for you of late! (Car racing, filming the cake making....) I can't imagine!
So glad to see you are feeling fairly well and truly enjoying life!

mortonlake said...

cant wait jane.im going to link to your blog on my next post,a lot of my new readers wont know you,and you deserve to be read.as a beacon of hope hun.take care,love mort.xx and thanks for comment.lol.anon got a mouthfull.xx

Sybil said...

I have been so enjoying what has been happening these past few weeks...so to think that we have to wait till late summer before we see the fruits of your hard labour !! Well,,,I suppose we will have to be patient..
You are a real example to us all.
Much Love Sybil x

Manuel Lopez said...

Jane, will it be shown in the States? The story must be shared.
I am sure you're a natural.

Herrad said...

Hi Jane,

Came via Mort, where will the film be shown?

Hope you are doing well and having a great weekend.

Love,

Herrad

Yasmin said...

Good for you Jayne and you'll tell us when it's going to be aired. Kudos for getting the message out there.

Yasmin
xx

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Love,
Herrad