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hollyvshaw Patient Expert

My name's Holly Shaw and I'm 21 years old... I am in my 3rd year at Chester University (Warrington campus) doing an Early Childhood Studies degree! At the beginning of 2005 I was diagnosed with Kidney failure and dialysed 3 x a week for 4 years. I received my new kidney on 25th October 2008. It... Full Bio
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Just got back from the gym and ... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Just got back from the gym and I am really pleased with what I was able to do... I did 10 minutes rowing 3 minutes on the bike 25 sit ups on a big inflatable ball 20 ... Read on »
A big step... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure ... well not for most people, but for me it is! On Saturday I will be getting the train down to Birmingham ON MY OWN! This is the first time I will have done this since ... Read on »
A big week... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure It is a busy week ahead... tomorrow I GRADUATE! I can't believe how quick it has come around... in fact I can't believe that I have finished my 3 years at uni! I may have to ... Read on »
A new me... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Ok so I said I would blog the following day... it's nearly a week later and here it is! Life does get in the way of blogging sometimes, which is a great thing, if you loo ... Read on »
A personal story... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I always think the best way to reach people and encourage them to think about organ donation is sharing personal stories. These often have the most impact and maybe prompt pe ... Read on »
A quick blog today.... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I've caught a cold... Bad times! But the kisses were worth it.... Good times! How could you refuse? So a couple of days resting and recuperatin ... Read on »
A reminder... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Just a quick blog to remind you why I am doing my gift of life campaign and fighting for all the people on the transplant waiting list.... please watch this montage (made by E ... Read on »
Abigail is one... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure As the title suggests Abigail is one! Her birthday was on Saturday and we celebrated at her house with family and friends! I can't believe how quick this year has gone... it ... Read on »
Battlefront Newsletter! by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure HOLLY'S DONOR DAY SUCCESS Holly Shaw, our 'Gift Of Life' campaigner, put on her national Donor Day on 7 April, to get as many people as possible to sign up to the ... Read on »
Battlefront on TV! by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure So Battlefront is airing tomorrow! A Documentary series following young people campaigning for issues they feel strongly about. Monday - Friday from 11.30am till 12.00 on Cha ... Read on »
Busy Times ahead.... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure So my diary is looking pretty chocker in the next coming months! Thought I would keep you in the loop so that you might understand if I neglect my blog! Tomorrow - I'm go ... Read on »
Busy Week.. by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Busy week ahead... Today I am having some friends round for drinks and a takeaway before we head out into town to celebrate my first post-transplant birthday! I bought a ... Read on »
Campaign Developments... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Recently regarding my campaign I received quotes of support from Connie Fisher which said “There is a key saying in life, ‘Your health is your Wealth’ and this is certainly ... Read on »
Campaign posters and Organ Donation in the news... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Hello! A few of you have got in touch regarding my meeting with the Department for Children, Schools and Families which is great, if you have any more suggestions or idea ... Read on »
Come on, Come on, Come on... TAKE THAT... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure ... and party! That's exactly what we did! Me, Emily, Fiona (bro's wife) and Lisa (Fiona's friend) had a fantastic night. The boys put on a fabulous show with lots of ... Read on »
Date for your Diary... 7th April 2009 by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Ok so I've been neglectful of my blog recently... but with good reason! Things are a bit manic at the moment... trying to fit in Uni work, Clinic at the hospital along with a ... Read on »
Donor Day! by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Hi just a quick blog... Here are the current locations I have Donor Desks... Let me know if you want to get involved and if I have missed your location off the list do ge ... Read on »
Donor Day! by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Well today was D-Day and what a day it was! It started off with a very early morning! 5.30! The crew from Battlefront wanted to film me before I left for GMTV so they ar ... Read on »
Donor Desks, Celebs and Dissertation! by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Been a busy week again this week! I've seen my sis-in-law and niece a few times, she has just learnt to wave and clap, which is soooo cute and has just got her first toot ... Read on »
Donor Desks... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I have had some volunteers come forward to set up their own Donor Desks but I want lots more so I thought I would give you some more information to tempt you into volunte ... Read on »