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Doors Open For Some, Others Close

Posted Oct 29 2011 10:31pm
Sad and happy news to share ! isn't that always the way

First the sad news, as you may have seen if you have been following this blog for a while one of the people I follow on my blog list has been very unwell.
The woman I am talking about is Rachael Wakefield has been having a long fight to regain her health after having a lung transplant March 10th 2010. and on 26th October she was called to heaven. 

Her Blog was called " Anything But Ordinary " she was an extraordinary person who, although I never met her, inspired me while I was waiting for my transplant.She always had a positive attitude to her troubles and in a update in May 9th 2011 on another blog " fighting for life " from LLGL  

She said " I have suffered complications and unfortunately the lungs are now damaged and will not recover. I'm now back on oxygen and reliant on a lot of treatment to keep me alive but I do not regret having my transplant for a second. My time had run out the fact I'm still here now is thanks to the hard work of the transplant team, the bravery of one special family and the kindness of an amazing donor."

She was a very brave and inspirational woman.She did so much to raise awareness of organ donation and was responsible for many people signing the organ donor register. Please read her blog which I will move to my links list.
You can also see a BBC news report about her & please read a great tribute from  LLGL- Racheal Wakefield


Breath Easy Rachy <3

 I must talk about another person that I have now added to the blog roll this is a lady with Cystic Fibrosis who is starting on the road to a possible transplant in the future and is at present awaiting a assessment at Harefields Hospital in November and has just started bloging about her experiences
" Being Kimberly " please give her your support on what is a frightening time in her life and the biggest journey anyone can make 

Please remember that if you have not yet signed the register to become a organ donor please do Here

My other piece of great news is that my daughter turned 17 the other day.

She is now heading toward adulthood, although it reminds me that I am getting older ,I love her so much and am very and proud of the woman she is growing into :)

One of the first things she did on becoming 17 was to donate blood.
She had already placed her name on the Donor register when we discussed organ donation while I was on the transplant list but she had a strong feeling that she wanted to become a blood donor. So she went with my wife to the local hospital and donated just after her 17th birthday as soon as she was legally able.
I am so proud of her for this altruistic act. I just wish I could give blood myself!!
  but you can…….
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