Dorene went into the hospice in such pain that the nurses could not touch her. Intensive specialist care and a cocktail of pain relief allowed her to return home. Although she had given up singing after her diagnosis of bone cancer, she could not resist once she met Mandy. A previous star of amateur operatics, she sings her favourite song during a physiotherapy session. She goes on to sing some of the most beautiful moments in the film.
Here's a clip with Dorene from Seven Songs for a Long Life:
You can find the full documentary cast of Seven Songs for a Long Life here. We'll feature one of them on this blog every couple of days.