Learning from Illness
In 2010, my mother was diagnosed with cancer and for the year until she passed away I took care of her to the best of my abilities. It was a very painful experience, and something I also learned a lot from. After her death I decided to carry on accompanying people ill with cancer at hospital and also at their homes. Thanks to them, I keep on learning about the power of love to transform people and the world. My experience of the illness explains a great deal about my current personal and professional situation.
As a result of my mother’s illness and death, I devised and produced a film based on the last year of her life. The documentary “Marisa” is a story full beauty and all about love, life and death; it aims to help doctors, patients and families to live with cancer from a different perspective, stepping aside from fear and darkness. All the profits from the documentary go to the Spanish Cancer Association, of which I am a member.