Seventeen-year-old Renaye Watson-O'Neil has just got her driver's licence, plans to travel the world and aims to be a primary school teacher.
Like others her age, she is on the cusp of adulthood, having finished high school, and is looking ahead to new challenges and responsibilities.
But unlike her peers who are planning their university studies, apprenticeships or gap years, Renaye is preparing for the possibility her future may be limited to a few months and this Christmas may be her last.
She was diagnosed with fibrolamellar hepatocelluar carcinoma a week after her 17th birthday in June and doctors have given the Secret Harbour teenager between six and 12 months to live.
The rare form of cancer affects about 200 people globally. It is too big to operate on and chemotherapy will not cure her - it can only lessen her symptoms.
Renaye, with the support of her mother Amanda Hansen, has decided she will not continue chemotherapy treatment after her first experience left her with excruciating pain and unable to move her limbs for days.
She says if she only has months to live, she wants to live life to the full - not spend it in hospital.
"In some ways I don't believe its true and try not to think about it," Renaye said.
"But at the same time I have to face up to the reality that time is not on my side - I need to do as much as I can, while I can."
Renaye has planned a trip or event every month since she was diagnosed - she has gone to Melbourne to see snow for the first time, has swum with dolphins in Queensland and spent leavers' week in Bali.
Her ultimate dream is to travel to Bora Bora with her family, which she is planning to do next month.
To donate to Renaye, visit mycause.com.au/page/renayewatsononeil