This weekend, marks the year anniversary of August 18th 2012 was when everything changed. My lovely fit uncle had a main brain haemorrhage. Our family pulled close to take the blow of the aftermath, he had a 3% chance of survival of surgery, we were told to say goodbye - but he survived. The rollacoaster continued another two times over the next couple of months whilst he was in intensive care - we were told to say goodbye again - but he survived. Even the doctors said they couldn't believe how strong his will to live was. He is the bravest person I know, never once has he moaned or pitied his situation, Always smiling.
Now he bares the scars and is constantly healing but he is still here, living a life filled with renewed reverence. This event changed my whole family, the stress the strain, the fear and the relief, oh the relief.
If I have learnt anything from this awful experience it is that life should be filled with simple things that make you happy, family, friends, love. It is hard to feel content with your lot all of the time, but as long as you have air in your lungs and a smile on your face what else matters?!