Fighting wildfire

ABC Radio National’s All in the Mind recently broadcast an incredibly moving account of a young woman’s fight with a life threatening brain tumour that eventually resulted in her death.

The woman in question was the Australian writer Julie Deakin (pictured left), who wrote the most touching and elegant prose about her experiences of diagnosis and treatment, and the impact of her declining health on her loved ones.

The programme weaves Deakin’s writing with her mother’s recollection of the time, making for a powerful programme.

I was listening to it while walking to work this morning and it stopped me in my tracks on a couple of occasions.

Link to information and transcript.
mp3 of programme audio.

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