I just finished watching a Japanese Drama Series, One Liter of Tears that stars Erika Sawajiri as Aya Ikeuchi (actually I also watched the movie that stars Asae Oeshi as Aya Ikeuchi). The story is based from the true story of 15 year old Japanese girl named Aya Kito (July 29, 1963 - May 23, 1988), who had an incurable disease called Spinocerebellar Degeneration . The doctor advised Aya to keep on writing a diary of her everyday life to remind herself of her life and to remind herself to struggle against her disease until she could no longer hold a pen to write.
She shed tears but through the support and love of her family, she managed to surpass all the pain brought by her disease.
Her diary was published before her death and she managed to encouraged all people whether they have the disease or not, as well their families, to enjoy life to the fullest.
Personally, as I watched this series I did not only shed a liter of tears but more than that. It inspires me to enjoy life to the fullest. One liter of tears is a very inspiring drama series that I ever watched as of this date....
Japanese Drama Series
Japanese Movie Version