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YouTuber 'LifeWithLissie' on #LivingWithCancer: 'I have learned to value every second because you don't know when they will be gone'

Published 16/09/2015 | 11:25

Irish vloggers and social media influencers are sharing their experiences of #LivingWithCancer as part of the Independent.ie series.

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Independent.ie will be featuring a number of vloggers during the #LivingWithCancer campaign all this week.

YouTuber 'Life With Lissie' is the second YouTuber to undertake the 'Living With Cancer' tag. As part of this video tag, social media influencers are asked to donate to the Irish Cancer Soc and tag others to do the same.

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'Life With Lissie', real name Lisa Turner, spoke about losing her mother to the disease. 

"The hardest part is that your loved one starts off as strong as healthy and they become weak and sick and its hard to see".

"I am thankful for the wonderful times I had with her".

Her advice for anyone going through cancer, their friends and family is to "be strong".

"I think of hope and positivity because I think that will help the person... they need positive thoughts to get them through".

Watch the video below and join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #LivingWithCancer.

'LifeWithLissie' is best known for starting the 'Irish YouTuber tag' which took off with video makers all around Ireland and for her video speaking about the issue of mental health.

Text PINK to 50300 to donate €4 to the Irish Cancer Society.

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