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NZ Story - Helena McAlpine, Living Every Moment Television (Full Length Episode) – 2013 Documentary

NZ Story - Helena McAlpine, Living Every Moment

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2013 Documentary

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The first episode of Jam TV’s 2013 series on inspirational Kiwis follows Helena McAlpine’s journey as she deals with terminal breast cancer. The ebullient spirit of the ex-C4 presenter permeates the episode, as she talks about her mental health struggles, her bucket list, living in the fast line, fishing with mate Clarke Gayford, leaving her daughter without a mum, advocacy work for cancer awareness campaigns, and the ‘McAlpine theory on life’ — choose to be happy. “I really don’t see myself as a sack of sadness”. McAlpine died on 23 September 2015.

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Helena McAlpine

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Lisa Metivier

Director, Associate Producer

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Deirdre Harkin

Producer

I’m much more interested in the ‘what can we do right now?' Let’s go and blow something up! Let's go swim with some sharks! Let's go jump out of a plane ... see if we bounce!
– Helena McAlpine