A young gran battling an incurable form of cancer has written a “living list” of 80 lifetime goals she hopes to achieve before she dies.
Bizzy Cormack, 47, from Aberdeen, discovered a lump near her breast in November and was later told she had cancer.
The disease has now spread to other areas of her body, including her spine, and she has been told it is incurable.
But Ms Cormack is determined to fight on and said she is treating every day like it is her last.
The pupil support assistant at the city’s Muirfield Primary School has created her own living list in a bid to try to make some of her goals come true.
Her list of 80 wishes includes singing on stage in Aberdeen and visiting Boston, Massachusetts.
She said: “When you hear the news you have cancer, your world is turned upside down. But I’m always happy as I’m still living and breathing. I treat everyday like it’s my last. When I wake up every day, I wake up with a smile on my face and I keep on laughing.”
She now attends hospital very four weeks to get a special bone treatment called Zometa. Ms Cormack who has two daughters and two grand-daughters aged five and six, said: “The cancer is not prevalent in my vital organs so I’m still feeling positive. I have a lot more to do in my life so hopefully I will get to see my granddaughters grow up.”
Good friend Pamela Duncan, 42, is helping her achieve her goals which also include laying a wreath at the site of the World Trade Centre.
Ms Cormack said: “I want to achieve my dreams as I don’t know how long I have to live.
“When you have cancer you can either lie down and let the disease take effect or you can get up and get on with your life, which is what I’m now doing.
She added: “I love my job which is why I’m so determined to keep on working despite having cancer.
“I will never give it up because where there is life there is always hope for me to do the normal things I enjoy doing.”