B+ S EDITOR GEMMA SUTHERLAND
Our cover star, Connie Johnson, has terminal breast cancer. She and her brother, actor Sam, know she’s in bonus territory. On shoot day, Connie seemed low on energy at first and I learnt she’d not been well the day before. She grinned (literally) and bared her way through and Sam did what he could to make sure she was comfortable. That appears to be the story of their lives: Connie is strong, and Sam is her safety net – but she’s just as much his. Their story, on page 8, will make you grateful for life. Connie wants you to value your health; be proactive, not a statistic. Bonus territory may not extend to seeing your kids or grandkids grow up.