Maybe you’ve heard about Jade Goody even if you’re not from the UK.
She became famous in that country for appearing on the reality TV Show Big Brother and is now dying from cancer.
I’m mentioning this because I was struck by the similarity of her story and that of Jessica who started this web site.
They both had their story on television, they both got married in the late stage of their lives, and they both had a cancer that couldn’t be cured.
If you’re like me and are interested in finding out more about Jane Goody, but don’t live in the UK where there is total media saturation about her, then here are some links for you to find out a little more:
- Jade Goody Wikipedia Page
- Wedding Coverage from the Daily Mail
- Exclusive interview from News Of The World
I’m also mentioning Jade Goody because there is some controversy in the UK over her decision to sell the rights to her story for a large sum of money – she lived on TV and may die on the box too.
I personally don’t see the problem, she has two children and wants to do the best she can for them even though she has very little time left to live.
In fact I get rather tired of hearing healthy people telling those who are dying how they should die.
My message to all you people complaining – keep your opinions to yourselves and maybe when your time comes you’ll get to make your own choices.
Dignity is about choices, not public approval of media coverage.
PS- If you’re interested in finding out more about Jessica you can view her final show on the ABCs Australian Story
Update: Jade died from her cancer on 22 March 2009
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