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ADVERSITY to INSPIRATION


a lady who, in living her life to the full, touched the lives of many.

In 1998, as a 65 yo Dot was diagnosed with a brain tumour - a meningioma - in the middle of her head (pineal area).

brain tumourBrain tumour
1998 surgery & 2005 scan shows part still there

This is a benign tumour which doesn't spread so has a different outcome to malignant tumours.
She had three brain tumour surgeries and in the 10-11 years since gradually lost all living skills to the point of not being able to walk far; bathe / feed / toilet herself; speak or comprehend instructions.

Dot after neurosurgery for brain tumour July 1998
head shaved July 1998 neurosurgery

She could not recognize anyone, didn't know what year it was or where she was and yet the more adventures she went on, the more she came to life.
Not only did she come to life but she radiated an aura which was felt by total strangers.


DOT'S AURA PHOTO 15 FEB 2009

Dot Psychic Aura Spiritual connection to Higher Self

Miracles and synchronisites occurred
wherever she went.

Dot wheelchair May 2008
In Wheelchair - May 2008 before

Dot on dance floor Ball Adelaide May 2008
going to a Ball & being swayed
on the dance floor


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Dot Wheelchair - Brisbane Museum
Humpback Whale display

4WD Flinders Ranges South Australia
4WD Flinders Ranges Sth Australia


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Dot Movieworld Gold Coast Carousel

Dot front laughing clowns Pine Rivers Show
Dot Pine Rivers Show


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Beach Wheelchair
Moffat Beach, Sunshine Coast

2 weeks before she passed away

" Every man dies. 
Not every man really lives. "
~Braveheart

Dot certainly did.

Harley davidson rides
Harley Davidson ride 2008
Freedom Wheels

Dot Leisa standing 2008
Her frailty as at 2008

" As you grow older,
you'll find the only things you regret
are the things you didn't do. "
~ Zachary Scott


Tiger Moth 1930 biplane Redcliffe Antique Airways
Her flight in Tiger Moth 1930's Bi-Plane
Antique Airways Redcliffe


" Enjoy every single moment of your life
MAKE IT COUNT!
"


Dot Disabled Horseriding Cartmill Centre Burpengary
Horseriding for the Disabled
Cartmill Centre - Burpengary


Dot : Horse & Buggy :Samford Carriage Drivers

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Dot at Andre Rieu concert Brisbane

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See photos of her life
on You Tube with backing track by
Trace Canini
.. link below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGFKIw4Q0XI

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Website creator spoke to Dr Wayne Dyer
re Dot's life on www.hayhouseradio.com
Broadcast Jan 11, 2010 "Excuses Begone"

IMAGES YET TO GO ON
flickr group



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SOME MEN SEE THINGS AS THEY ARE
AND SAY "WHY"

I DREAM THINGS THAT NEVER WERE
AND SAY "'WHY NOT"

 


rainbow button During these 2 years of adventures
(2008-2009), she was mostly

in a wheelchair
,
had no speech or communication
(other than her eyes) and
had no functioning life skills.

Everything had to be done for her in terms of her care .. and yet, that didn't stop her


"Carpe Diem .."

Dot medieval fair caboolture 2008 brain tumour
Medieval Fair Caboolture 2008

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Mirrabooka Aboriginal Experience
Kangaroo Point, Brisbane


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Aquaduck Surfers Paradise
drives through street then into canal

" To change one's life: 
Start immediately. 
Do it flamboyantly. 
No exceptions. "
~ William James



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City Cat up the Brisbane River


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Dot Boat Trip Tangalooma Island

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing".
Helen Keller ..
linked to Jonathan Lockwood Huie's page


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Dot Multicultural Party

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Dot cooling off near Creek

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A paragraph in amongst Dot's papers
that she would have written at least 15 years prior.


The Clock of Life is wound but once
and no-one can tell when the clock may stop.
It may be early, it may be late.
Enjoy NOW.
Live, love and work with a will
For no-one knows when the clock will be still.


The angel candle was used at her funeral.

From 15th October, 2009
Dot was cared for as a Palliative Care patient.


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Dot passed away peacefully 4 days later on
19 October 2009 ~ 1.15 am

 

 


info@dotsamazingadventures.com