Sunday, 28 June 2009

A big step...

... well not for most people, but for me it is!

On Saturday I will be getting the train down to Birmingham ON MY OWN! This is the first time I will have done this since I first became ill when I was 17! I had done it previously with friends going to Southport, but this will be the first time completely on my own! Which I am nervous about, but it will be good for me to have some independence, and this will be a nice practice for when I get the train down for the LLTGL Advocate away day in August.

I'm traveling down for the Donor Family Network national Donor Family Gathering. You can read more about their latest news on their blog here. The Donor Family Network provides support for the families of those who have died and donated organs and tissue for transplant. The Network also works to promote awareness of organ and tissue donation. The day will consist of workshops, exhibitions, memorial service and the chance to meet the special people that are donor families. I am really looking forward to it, I will be running a stand/generally promoting Live Life Then Give Life with Chairman Oli Lewington. I will also be meeting up with people I haven't seen from Donor Day which I am very much looking forward to including the lovely Pauline Weaver, affectionately known by most of the transplant community as Aunty P, her and her family have kindly offered to put me up for the night and then my Mum and Dad will be traveling down on the Sunday to pick me up and we will attend the thanksgiving service, which I will be doing a reading at, which I am also apprehensive but again its something that I have to get used to doing... talking in front of people... if I am going to make a success of my campaign and fulfil my role as an advocate for Live Life Then Give Life.


  1. Oooh, how exciting! I hope all goes well at the weekend, both with you being independent and with the Donor Family Gathering :)

    Moll x x

  2. Excellent Hunni ! I know how that feeling of getting ur independance back, no matter HOW small it is, is such an amazing feeling that can often set you up for the entire day with a big smiley face :-D

    Proud of you hun :-D

  3. You're such a constantly challenge yourself and that is what makes you such a fantastic campaigner my lovely :) As Kiz says, you'll feel amazing afterwards and rightfully proud of yourself! xxx