Well, today has just been absolutely insane.
It’s a short one today – it has been hectic! Today I was announced as a recipient of a BEM (British Empire Medal) on the 2018 New Year’s Honours List.
I’m still quite baffled and just totally stunned that the work I, with the incredible help and support of those around me, do to raise awareness of Organ Donation has been recognised in this way! Read More »
Do 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 »
So today I have another question for you…When you are filling in those organ donor forms, and they ask you which organs you would like to donate, will you check all the boxes…or are you squeamish about a few?
Will you check yes to your heart? Yes to your eyes? Read More »
Presents. 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 »
Christmas Eve. The excitement and anticipation for Christmas morning is at its best. Waiting to see what’s under the tree, waiting for the family to come round, waiting for the fun of Christmas Day to begin.
It’s one of the best feelings ever. Read More »
So, it’s that time of year again! Magical and sparkly and glittery and all that wonderful stuff. Can you tell I enjoy Christmas just a little bit? There’s just something so so special about the twinkling fairy lights, the excitement, the giving of gifts and the anticipation of a New Year beginning.
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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 twelfth day of Christmas…my donor gave to me…another amazing Christmas!
It is the final day of Christmas, I’m back at school, and the decorations are starting to come down.
Before we say farewell to Christmas 2016/17, I want to thank you all for reading these blogs, liking and sharing on Facebook and all your continued support. Read More »
On the eleventh day of Christmas, my donor gave to me…a life full of privileges.
I think that at this time of year, we can often get caught up on the little things; not having enough money for gifts, the material things in life, the things we think we ‘need’.
When we take a step back though, why do we get so preoccupied worrying about these things? Read More »
On the tenth day of Christmas, my donor gave to me…A Levels.
As Christmas is coming to an end, unfortunately so is the relaxation, the movie watching, the staying up late and the ignoring work. Read More »