ONE LITRE OF TEARS / ICHI RITTORU NO NAMIDA
is a real life story turned into a drama under Fuji TV.
It is the story of Aya Kito (whose name is changed into AYA IKEUCHI in the drama)played by the actress, musician and japanese model ERIKA SAWAJIRI.
For me one litre of tears is a story about FAMILY and LIFE…
It’s a story of 15 years old girl who is just about to start knowing the wonders of life, living a simple life just like what typical teenage high school students does, Friends, studies, activities, love, family, school, and life. It was just fine and pretty for a one’s life that if compared to a flower is just on its way to its full bloom. But things doesn’t stay as it started. She is starting to have hard times with her self balance that makes her often fall and the lost of distance where she always thought that thing is already in her hands but its still few more inches away. No one notice this and see it just an accident and thinks that she must be that kind of clumsy except from her mother. Her mother who sees the things on aya that other’s don’t.
Until the day came that would change aya’s world. After that great fall that cause her to be sent in hospital and several examinations, she was then diagnosed of having SPINOCERBRALL ATAXIA. It was her mother who was into pain first for she was the one to know it first and the effects it may cause…she tried to have it first but she cant handle it that long for the pain is hurting her so much and the evidence day by day continues to show.
The doctor prescribed her TO KEEP A NOTEBOOK and list down anything incorrect that she would notice about her body or hr emotions. To keep her in track and guarded the development of the sickness
At the very age of 15 aya was diagnosed of having a terrible incurable disease and until now was unknown of its origin. Day by day she’s having hard times on walking, standing by herself going to places she want to good thing there are her friends who’s willing to assit her but it doesn’t stay for long though cause they even have their own interest it came to a time where she needs to be in a wheelchair. she experienced difficulties in chewing which even choke her, to write, to talk everything on her blooming life seems like to wit day by day.
The day came where can’ t be anymore on the normal high school and advised to be on a special school were her need and proper care would be given cause they have those facilities especially made for those cases. The day she left the school is one of the most painful days in the life of aya, its just like the same with saying goodbye to your normal life and to face strongly the new you.
ON HER DIARY SHE WROTE QUOTABLE WORDS ABOUT HOW SHE FEEL ON THE NEW THINGS SHE’S ENCOUNTERING NOW AND ONE OF THE MOST PAINFUL PHRASES SHE’VE WROTE THERE IS: WHY DID THIS ILLNESS CHOSE ME, DO I’VE DONE ANYTHING WRONG FOR IT TO CHOSE ME?”
“I’M NOW TOTALLY USELESS SO WHATS THE POINT THAT I'M STILL LIVING?”
Everyitme she had this kind of words her mother is always their to strengthen her and give answers her sufferings, on this quote her mother replied “NO! NO YOU’RE NOT USELESS, UNTIL YOU CAN STILL WRITE YOU HAVE THE POINT OF LIVING IN THIS WORLD”
A diseased that destroys the brain communication with the nerves that gives orders to our body parts. Your might thinking that you’re running but there’s no message that was received by the legs and so she’s standing still. Day by day more and more effects of the disease were shown which would come to the point where she couldn’t walk write, speak until to the point that she feels that that body is no more of hers cause she cant control it anymore, she was then paralyzed until to bitter point where she take foods no more due power to digest, until to the point where her muscles for breathing wont work anymore.
know more about this sickness - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinocerebellar_ataxia
On the rehabilitation there she met a patient who have the same sickness as her but she was totally amazed that the girl is so cheerful and living her life just like don’t have any disabledness…this girl is a few years older than her and had a much developed stage of the disease..aside form it she never stop writing on what she always feels and think…in form of her diary or a poem. Until one day a publisher has been to that centre and seen aya’s works and amazed by the courage it pass to its readers and decided to published aya work’s on public. and due to its undeniable idealism the book had a great outcome and aya even does got fans who sent her postcards on the hospital. A teenage girl’s letter with the same sickness was read by haruto and quotes: miss aya I have the same sickness of what you have and living here in ______ were on the same age too, at first I really that having this disease is the start of the doom of my life, but after reading your passionate and full of encouragements words, I feel that still there’s a new day for me I’ll continue living on (its no what she exactly says but I'm just sharing the idea as I remembered it) then aya fall into tears cause she doesn’t know that even in just her own simple way of writing, evne though she’s paralyzed on a hospital’s room she can still touch lives distance away from her. That situation gave aya a new vision in life and that is to continue writing and to touch and encourage lives. Her diaries were continued to be publish.
But as days goes on aya’s situation goes worse and worse. In a span of a decade aya fought her disease, SHE’S BEEN FARAWAY WHERE TEARS ARE EXHAUSTED.
Despite all the struggles, all the bitterness and all the pain this disease brought her, aya remained strong and woman of courage, she served as inspiration to others.
IT GIVES US THE LESSON THAT WHATEVER KIND OF LIFE WERE LIVING
NO MATTER HOW PAINFUL OR UNFAIR IT ITS HOW WE SEE LIFE IS WHAT MATTERS MOST,
IT GIVES US THE LESSON THAT HOW HEAVY IS THE PROBLEM YOUR WEIGHING DON’T GIVE UP CAUSE STILL THERE ARE PERSON WHO BEAR HEAVIER THAN WHAT YOU HAD BUT STILL CONTINUE TO GO
WE CAN STILL FIND WAYS TO SEE THE UNIQUENESS WE HAD TO TOUCH OTHER’S LIVES
AYA KITO MIGHT BE DEAD NOW, BUT THE LEGACY SHE LEAVED WILL BE FOREVER ON THE HEARTS OF THE PERSONS WHO’M SHE TOUCHED LIVES.
watch it here:
Ikite Zutto . Live Forever
(aya’s last words to haruto)
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