I have a friend in the village, who was a vibrant, energetic woman. Jan loved travelling, photography and riding her bike up until six months ago when she had appendicitis. She went to hospital and ended up there for three months. She had a previous lung disorder but she coped with it but after the op she could hardly breathe. She came home with an oxygen machine. She lost weight and needs a walker. Now she has been diagnosed with aggressive cancer and has not a good prognosis. It has been sad to see her deteriorate so fast. However, she has a good attitude and is okay with her lot.
Jan has always loved making photo books. She had started one about the gardens in our village street by street before she went to hospital. Now she wants to finish it before she goes. However, she likes support when she pushes her walker, oxygen tank and camera around the village. She asked me if I could go with her while she finished photographing the last two streets and the zen garden. I'm amazed at her determination to push on. We spent three days finishing off her photo shoot. She is now compiling the book.
I took some shots while I was with her:-