People Are Awesome: Blogging While Braving Cancer
GOOD shares the story of London-based broadcast journalist Ellie Jeffery, who was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer that had spread to her lungs, liver, and bones. Her doctor told her she had only months to live. But not being one to go down without a fight, Jeffery started writing a blog called “Written Off” (named as such because her doctor had written her off as dead). “Cancer is a shitter, there’s no doubt about it, but there are ways to make your life work with it. It’s not easy but for the moment I feel lucky to have the security of routine and the ability to hold on to hope,” she wrote. Jeffery died on May 18, 2012—two years after her diagnosis. She was just 29 years old. Read the GOOD article online, and visit her blog to honor this woman’s brave fight.