DOT'S story -
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).
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.
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
Miracles and synchronisites occurred
wherever she went.
In Wheelchair - May 2008 before
going to a Ball & being swayed
on the dance floor
Dot Wheelchair - Brisbane Museum
Humpback Whale display
4WD Flinders Ranges Sth Australia
Dot Movieworld Gold Coast Carousel
Dot Pine Rivers Show
Moffat Beach, Sunshine Coast
2 weeks before she passed away
" Every man dies.
Not every man really lives. "
Dot certainly did.
Harley Davidson ride 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
Her flight in Tiger Moth 1930's Bi-Plane
Antique Airways Redcliffe
" Enjoy every single moment of your life
MAKE IT COUNT! "
Horseriding for the Disabled
Cartmill Centre - Burpengary
Dot : Horse & Buggy :Samford Carriage Drivers
Dot at Andre Rieu concert Brisbane
See photos of her life
on You Tube
with backing track by
Trace Canini .. link below
Website creator spoke to Dr Wayne Dyer
re Dot's life
Broadcast Jan 11, 2010 "Excuses Begone"
IMAGES YET TO GO ON
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SOME MEN SEE THINGS AS THEY ARE
AND SAY "WHY"
I DREAM THINGS THAT NEVER WERE
AND SAY "'WHY NOT"
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 .."
Medieval Fair Caboolture 2008
Mirrabooka Aboriginal Experience
Kangaroo Point, Brisbane
Aquaduck Surfers Paradise
drives through street then into canal
" To change one's life:
Do it flamboyantly.
No exceptions. "
~ William James
City Cat up the Brisbane River
Dot Boat Trip Tangalooma Island
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing".
Helen Keller ..
linked to Jonathan Lockwood Huie's page
Dot Multicultural Party
Dot cooling off near Creek
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.
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.
Dot passed away peacefully 4 days later on
19 October 2009 ~