Determined teen a face of hope

Positive outlook helps young woman to embrace life in face of adversity and make the best of every day.
Nadia Lim says Eilish Wilkes is one of the most determined young women she has met.
Nadia Lim says Eilish Wilkes is one of the most determined young women she has met.

An Auckland teen living with the side-effects of a brain tumour has been chosen as the face of hope by a cancer charity.

Eilish Wilkes, 19, is one of eight teenagers who have teamed with local celebrities in this year’s CanTeen fundraiser to share the message about what living with cancer is really like.

Excerpt from Kirsty Johnson’s article in the New Zealand Herald- Read more.

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I am a retired psychologist now writing freelance . I have published Commonsense Wisdom for Everyday Life, Young Man of the Cloth, The Pastor's Inferno, Navigating Life: Commonsense Reflections for the Voyage, Release Your Stress and Reclaim Your Life, and Make the Best of Your Teen Years. I wrote a newspaper column in Batavia, NY for fourteen years. My articles are now available in my free newsletter, Sliding Otter News. Subscribe free at http://www.eepurl.com/mSt-P.

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