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Joy Magazine Tells the Story of Shirley Cameron

Joy Magazine Tells the Story of Shirley Cameron

"The last moments of Shirley's life were filled with praise, prayer and worship."

JOY! magazine has featured a four-page story about the life of Shirley Cameron, based on the book Mum, Please Help Me Die by Thy Cameron. The article tells how Shirley gradually moved into a deeper relationship with God, even as cancer was growing in her body.

“From a hit and miss relationship with God, she moved to true dependence on him.”

“I saw her slowly abandon her belief she was not lovable as God poured in love – through friends…”

“When she was woozy from the morphine and couldn’t concentrate, she felt God’s presence and that He was holding her hand. Her friends sat on her bed and worshipped with her, which she loved. All of this so that in her last days she kept saying, “God loves me. God loves me. God loves me.”

You can watch a video of Shirley and find out more about the book at


The last moments of Shirley’s life were filled with praise, prayer and worship.”

Thy Cameron

Author, Mum, Please Help Me Die

About the Book

Shirley Cameron struggles with depression, feelings of rejection and a sense of unworthiness. Living in the UK, far away from her Christian family in South Africa, she finds herself in and out of relationships and struggling with her faith. If God loves her, then why do so many things close to her heart seem to get taken away?

So when she is diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer), she at first concludes it is punishment from God, that she hasn’t performed well enough. But then God’s love begins to invade her life, through the support of her parents and a band of faithful Christian friends at her local church. Shirley is covered in prayer both at home and at healing meetings, until friends can soon sense the tangible presence of God around her whenever they visit.

As her body becomes increasingly sick and the cancer steals one thing after another that she has held dear, God gradually works an emotional healing in Shirley that leads to her finally acknowledging again and again, “I’m so happy…”

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