12 Days of Christmas…Blog 5

xmas 5Do you give blood?

No? What’s your excuse? Do you have a blood condition? Or take medication? Or have lived abroad in a country which means you can’t give blood?

Or…do you just ‘not get round to it’? Don’t have time? Think it’s painful? Think it’s ‘icky’? Don’t know where you can donate? Don’t think it’s really THAT important? Read More »

12 Days of Christmas…Blog 3

xmas 3Presents. One of my personal favourite parts about Christmas, each year I still get so excited about both getting and giving Christmas presents. Exchanging gifts, you get one – you give one…pretty simple concept. It works, everyone’s happy.

If you are happy to receive a present, you should be willing to give one…agreed? Read More »

This is Life…World Transplant Games 2017

It has been a whirlwind few months. May – Washington D.C. Exams. More Exams. Swim training. 18th birthday. More training. Exams finished = more training. June – Malaga for the World Transplant Games 2017!

This is life. This is life after a transplant – or three. This is life recovering from anorexia. This is life with a liver condition. This is life both because of and despite the things I have been through, and sometimes I don’t quite know how I got this lucky. Read More »

On The Ninth Day Of Christmas : My Donor Gave To Me…

On the ninth day of Christmas, my donor gave to me…opportunities.

So many opportunities are presented to me because of the journey and life I live. Whether it be speaking to politicians about organ donation, meeting the Queen, carrying the Olympic torch, or any other remarkable things I have been able to do; they are all possible because I have this special story.  Read More »