Me­lanie’s fi­nal days are an in­spi­ra­tion to her fam­ily

Belfast Telegraph - - VIEWPOINT -

We all know that one day we will die, yet it is of­ten only when faced with a health cri­sis that the full im­pact of our mor­tal­ity hits home. Tan­dragee wo­man Me­lanie Daniel faced a ter­mi­nal di­ag­no­sis of breast cancer with great courage, but also a de­ter­mi­na­tion to make the most of ev­ery re­main­ing day. And she did. She or­gan­ised a glo­ri­ous fam­ily hol­i­day and also mar­ried her part­ner Paul in an emo­tional cer­e­mony and cel­e­bra­tion be­fore, cru­elly, she died two days later. It was her joy for life in ad­ver­sity and her recog­ni­tion that pre­cious time spent with loved ones was vi­tal in the days left to her that in­spires those she left be­hind.

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