VIDEO: France’s Mimi Foundation Gives Carefree Moment

What a great and hearfelt idea this is.

I am not terminally ill but have either lost someone to cancer, have friends or family that are battling it, or know someone affected by it by their own loved ones. With much  understandable focus on the physical side of cancer, one thing that people don’t talk about much publicly or that tends to get overshadowed is the looming mental weight that you carry around. Before you are diagnosed life is normal and free. After the fact that you are in a constant state of fear or worry, challenged to be vigilant emotionally about your own mortality and how fragile it is around the clock, 24/7.

The Mimi Foundation has a fantastic idea here, creating an environment that fostered (and immortalized) a carefree moment for a bunch of terminally ill folks.

VIDEO: Shirley and Moe

This was done by Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York fame. His photos blew him up because they are all real life stories about every day people. Here’s one of the videos he has put out about a 100 year old woman talking about her life and her late husband.