Ian’s wish list for rest of life
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