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 »
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 »
On the eighth day of Christmas, my donor gave to me….hope and determination.
Happy 2017 to you all! With a new year, comes new hope, new motivation and determination to achieve your goals. It is the beginning of a new chapter. Read More »
On the seventh day of Christmas, my donor gave to me…another incredible year.
Can you believe that today is the last day of 2016? Where has the time gone?
I want to thank everyone who has made this year so successful for the Live Loudly Donate Proudly campaign, we have accomplished a lot, and put plans together to achieve even more next year! Read More »
On the sixth day of Christmas, my donor gave to me…a scar.
Or, to be more accurate, multiple scars.
My first transplant left me with one long, pink line that went horizontally across my stomach. Everyone would always say how neat and tidy it was, how beautiful it was. Read More »
On the fifth day of Christmas, my donor gave to me…a voice.
I have had three liver transplants. I have had three donors, three donor families and three opportunities to continue with the life I love. Read More »
On the fourth day of Christmas, my doctors gave to me…a second family.
If there was no donor, there would be no transplant. If there was no donor family, there would be no transplant. If there were no doctors, there would be no transplant. If there were no nurses, there would be no transplant. Read More »