Ian’s wish list for rest of life

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page - by Sarah Mar­shall smar­shall@thek­m­group.co.uk

IAN Mitch­e­son was in­spired by the 2007 film The Bucket List star­ring Jack Ni­chol­son and Mor­gan Free­man who, af­ter be­ing told they are ter­mi­nally ill, es­cape from a can­cer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos be­fore they die. Mr Mitch­e­son, who has been at­tend­ing the Pil­grims Hospice at Ash­ford, said: “I’m in a way lucky that I’ve got a time limit to do the things that I want to do.” Doc­tors have said they be­lieve that ‘time limit’ is 18 months to two years. Mr Mitch­e­son, a builder, lives with wife Sue in Hawkinge. He has three chil­dren Re­becca, 14, Emily, 12 and Daniel, 10, who live Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’! Other items on the bucket list in­clude driv­ing an HGV, get­ting a tat­too and tak­ing his son to watch Manch­ester United. Many in­volve his wife Sue, who he mar­ried three years ago. She may be 42 but was still ner­vous about telling her par­ents that one item in­volves her get­ting a tat­too!

The Ken­tish Ex­press will re­port on Mr Mitch­e­son’s achieve­ments as he com­pletes tasks on the bucket list.

Mr Mitch­e­son has started a blog. The first en­try is on the Ken­tish Ex­press web­site to­day. Keep track of his thoughts at www.ken­tish­ex­press.co.uk

The Mitch­esons have started a video di­ary in which they talk about the bucket list and liv­ing with the ill­ness. The first en­try is on www.ken­tish­ex­press.co.uk

Video di­ary - read the lat­est at ken­tish­ex­press.co.uk

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