We think we have forever to do the things we always wanted to do, to be the person we always wanted to be. But we never really know when our time will be up. Timea shares her story of just how close she came to death from a ruptured brain aneurysm, and the lessons she learnt from the experience about living life to the fullest, while we still have time.
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