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At 31, I have just weeks to live. Here’s what I want to pass on

Now that there’s no longer any way to treat my cancer, I’ve been reflecting on what I want others to know about life and death

At the beginning of April I wrote a piece for the Guardian. If you haven’t read it, the headline pretty much sums it up:

  • Elliot Dallen
  • The Guardian

“Terminal cancer means I won’t see the other side of lockdown”.

Given the pandemic and the announcement of shielding for vulnerable people, I thought I wouldn’t be able to live out my last few months in the way I’d imagined.

It seemed like I would be stuck alone, with no light at the end of the tunnel, and without the comfort of friends or family.

Five months on…

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