There’s no family like the Birmingham Children’s Hospital family >>
This picture just sums up everything I feel about Birmingham Children’s Hospital, lots and lots of love, a sense of family and people who I know will always look after me.
I have met the most incredible professionals and also fellow patients and families.
The Biggs family (Ian Biggs, pictured above) were my next door neighbours as I went through my third transplant and Luke (Ian’s son) was also very ill at the same time. They kept me laughing and smiling, and understood when I couldn’t do either.
Going to Birmingham never felt scary or far away from home, because it kind of was home.
It felt safe and comfortable to be there, and I always knew it was the best possible place for me to be at the time.
Luckily, even though I’m too old to be treated in BCH anymore, I’m still part of the team at the Games as a Team Manager and feel very honoured to help out.
Oh, and yes – if you were wondering – that is indeed a glass AND a bottle of Prosecco in my hand.
And yes – I did share, don’t worry.
So, here’s to the donors xxx