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Dying woman gets radical makeover for final photos as she powers through bucket list with just weeks to live

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14.09.2017

A little pocket rocket breezes into the room with a cheery greeting and proceeds to chat, with barely a breath, at about a hundred miles an hour.

But glance into her aquamarine eyes and you can see her hidden heartache.

For Liz Walker is dying and these photographs are among the last she will ever have taken of herself.

Liz, 42, is still a relatively young woman but a cruel, rare, genetic condition has caused incurable cancers.

And last week when she should have been enjoying fun days out with her beloved husband Graham she was bravely arranging her own funeral.

Now all Liz is hoping for is to meet her favourite band Kasabian and share some more happy memories with Graham, 44, before she dies.

Liz has Fanconi Anaemia, a genetic blood disease which causes bone marrow failure and makes people prone to many kinds of cancer. There are only a handful of British patients.

She had only been married a few months when she was diagnosed with the condition at 21. And she has known she was living on borrowed time ever since with sufferers not expected to live much beyond their 20s.

Two years ago Liz from Dreghorn, Ayrshire spoke to the Daily Record because she wanted to raise awareness of the condition before she dies.

It was formerly considered a childhood disease because no one survived to adulthood but with advances in medicine the average lifespan has increased to 33.

But only a few around the world make it into their forties or fifties.

Liz is........

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