Louis Greene is a 59 year old lady who had suffered from cancer at the liver. Both her mother and father died of cancer and when she was diagnosed with cancer also; she thought that her time was up. After about six weeks of unsuccessful of chemotherapy the doctors advised Louise that she was three months away for her death. At this point of losing hope, Louise has refused to take any more Chemotherapy; because she did not want to live anymore. Louise believed that her life was all about seeing doctors and getting chemo treatments, in which she thinks life, was unfair.
As a child Louise cared for her mom because she was very sick. The doctors had advised them not to tell her mom what was wrong with her to keep her spirits up. After her mom passed away Louise volunteered at Hospice. She realized that if her mom had gone through hospice, it would have been easier to walk through death with her mom. Most people don’t want to experience this hands on; they just let the doctor’s handle it.
Louise tries to deal with her grief by giving these presentations about her illness. This is a way she can bring death out of the close so people can live and sleep more. Louise thinks the more you shy away from death the more you will be afraid. Louise also thinks if you are a Christian you will know yourself and will die at piece. She had planned out her funeral and wrote out her obituary. She also made a Love book to have people to sign when she was first diagnosed. People would write poems, jokes, bible verses, and rhymes. This Love Book made her feel loved. Its now been three in a half years since she was diagnosed with cancer at the liver, she proved that when you handle grief in a positive way you will last lot longer than if you were scared and depressed.