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golightly Patient Expert

In between talking way too much about my cat (Milo, for those of you who are pretending you don't know) and taking computer games far too seriously I work for a little production company in Soho and also spend a great deal of time looking after my temperamental kidneys. 4 years down the line with... Full Bio
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Ahoy! by golightly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure A very overdue update but I completed my Level 2 and 3 last month which involved so many amazing moments I can't even begin to explain... Highlights included climbing up ... Read on »
Ps. by golightly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure If you'd like to sponsor me here is the link, any donations most gratefully received! https://edinburghuni.workwithus.org/Fundraising/Donate.aspx?page=64 ... Read on »
Transplant Ambassador Project by golightly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure About a year and half ago I spotted a blog post on one of the organ donation websites that I regularly follow which featured a call out for people who had been effected by o ... Read on »
Breathe Easy Jess by golightly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I woke up to hear the very sad news that Jessica Wales who I photographed here and here sadly passed away last night. A complete fighter from start to fini ... Read on »
1 year on.... by golightly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Last Saturday I celebrated one year post transplant! I can hardly believe it has been a year since Oli kindly donated his kidney to me...I also never realised how ill I actual ... Read on »
Save Jess-tival! by golightly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how ill Jess is, thankfully she has now improved a bit and has been allowed home to rest but she is still desperately awaiting that call ... Read on »
From one article to another... by golightly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Two years exactly today the following article was published in my local newspaper. At the time I had been waiting for a kidney for four years and was feeling ... Read on »
Alderney by golightly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Alderney was everything I remember it being - full of long hot days lying in the sun, fish and chips by the harbour, amazing sunsets whilst munching on freshly bbq-ed sausages ... Read on »
back to the island... by golightly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure On Friday I will be climbing aboard the tiny (and rather antiquated) Aurigny plane and flying across the Channel to go to the island of Alderney.  Alderney is a teen ... Read on »
kidney love by golightly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Remember a while ago when I mentioned my friend Ally who had been on dialysis for years and years? Well, I received the awesome, fantastical, amazingist news that she ... Read on »
It's like that and that's the way it is... by golightly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure It's National Transplant Awareness Week this week. Rather than give you a load of statistics I thought I'd write a few quotes down from an interview with a girl t ... Read on »
summer is here! by golightly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The thing that I am loving most about this summer is that I can actually do things in the day AND in the evening on the SAME day! As you all no doubt know when summer comes ar ... Read on »
Finding Sol by golightly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The film I produced at the beginning of the year has been nominated for another award! Woop! Here's a bit of info.... Film London, with support from the ... Read on »
pick me up...if you like by golightly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Oli and I are are featured in one of the UK's most classy *ahem* magazines this week...Pick Me Up! I must admit it took us a bit of persuading to appear in the art ... Read on »
essential viewing by golightly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Thursday morning is the premiere of Holly's Battlefront episode including all the antics of Donor Day! It's on at 11.30am on Channel 4 - tune in, you may even get to see me an ... Read on »
Presenting... by golightly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Thanks muchly to Dan who spoke to the computer in web language and came up with this (I'm paying him in rocky road later). It's pretty basic at the moment but I'll be ad ... Read on »
Give and Let Live Photography Project by golightly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Just a quick post to say I have started a new blog which you can access here for me to document my photography project. Worry not though, I will still be updating this blog on ... Read on »
Gifts of Life by golightly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I have been super busy with lots of projects over the past couple of weeks... most excitingly of all I have teamed up with Sarah and her 'Gifts of Life' photography project. I ... Read on »
donor day by golightly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Oli and I set out bright and early to Spittlefields Market where we set up our stall and attempted to lay out the leaflets in an artistic and eye catching fashion. By handing ... Read on »