Thursday, 5 March 2009

I've had a few volunteers willing to speak to the media and set up their own Donor Desks, keep them coming! The more the merrier!

So I am busy contacting various people about Donor Day, creating lists and lists of things to do! As well as trying to fit in some uni work!

I appeared in my Local Warrington Guardian today, click here to see the article. Battlefront got a mention which was great. I deliberately didn't mention Donor Day as I thought I could milk it and maybe get another mention in the paper nearer the time haha!

My Mum and Dad managed to get in on the action too with a picture of them with me in recovery! (not very flattering of me, but hey!)

Other news...

Today is Abigail's (my neice) half birthday! Can't believe how quickly the past 6months have gone!
She had her first suck of chocolate to celebrate! Here she is before....

and after....

I decided that I needed a break from the campaigning stuff and Uni work! I felt like I hadn't done anything FUN for a while or anything too strenuous since my transplant so I went Ice-Skating!

Mum and Dad took me and decided they would skate too! Well that didn't last long, Mum stood on the ice (not moving) for 5 minutes and then got off. Dad made slightly more progress and shuffled about 5 yards and then gave up! As for me... I had a great time and didn't fall over once!

Here is me on the Ice...

I would never have been able to do this pre-transplant! It has made me think about other stuff that I want to do in the future. I am going to make a list and post it as a blog when I get round to it! Planning things in advance was a no-no before transplant and so was being spontaneous so it was a lose lose situation. I can't believe how much my life has changed!

As I said in the article... I couldn’t be spontaneous before and just go away for the weekend because of the dialysis. I feel much healthier now. I don’t know where the donor came from but they have given me a second chance for which I will be grateful for the rest of my life.


  1. Lovely pic - you look great! x

  2. That's great that you've had a positive response to Donor Day. It's a brilliant idea and hopefully it'll raise a lot of awareness.

    The photo is lovely, you look so well :)

    Moll x x

  3. well done on all this campaigning - you are a star! I don't know that I can do anything officially on the 7th but I am speaking at church this weekend and taking lots of donor leaflets with me! I will see if I can take some stuff into work on the 7th but won't be able to man a desk. Hopefully can get some leaflets and info out though :-) xx

  4. Thanks Jac, that would be great!

    I have my unique campaign code for Donor Registration leaflets which you put at the bottom right hand side (in place of the number thats already there) its 1815. So if you do manage to get some sign ups would appreciate you using the code, just so I can measure my success!

    Hope you are ok?

    Thanks for your support! x

  5. Your blogs just keep on getting better honey :)

    GOOD for you for disappearing off to do fun stuff. Lots of love xxx