Wednesday, 13 May 2009
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 !!)