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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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My Sisters Keeper by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Some of you may have read the book, I have and it is one of the best books I have ever read... a real page turner! I don't want to spoil it for you if you haven't read it ... Read on »
Quick update! by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Hello... Just a quick update, I will do a proper blog at some point tomorrow, but it's safe to say I am very busy and I am having lots of fun... so to sum up my week. ... Read on »
I'm still here! by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Yes it has been a while... If I don't blog it can only be a good sign, it means I am busy enjoying life and not spending as much time sat in front of the computer! I ... 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 »
The Campaign is still going strong... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Sorry I haven't blogged in a wee while... I am pleased to say my cold seems to be clearing up and I am back on the campaign trail, trying to move things forward! The ... 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 »
Just when I thought it had all died down... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure ... It hasn't! I will explain more, but first you can find my Team Ethan pictures if you click here. So the campaign is just as strong as ever, which is fantastic news, I ... Read on »
My Busy Weekend by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I had a lovely weekend (pictures to follow) with Oli and Emily from Live Life Then Give Life! Emily arrived around 12.30 on Saturday and we spent the afternoon chatting a ... Read on »
Manchester Evening News and Radio Manchester! by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Yesterday I was in the Warrington Guardian, it was a small article so it is not available online! Today I am in the Manchester Evening News which can be viewed here! It ... Read on »
It's all over... but this is just the beginning! by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Gosh, what can I say! Thank you so much for all your supportive comments it means a lot! I am really pleased with the final edit, although my one liner "I am more of a kidney ... Read on »
Tomorrow, Channel 4, 11.30am by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Well D-Day is nearly here! My Battlefront Programme airs tomorrow! I can't believe how much support I have had from family, friends and complete strangers it means so muc ... Read on »
The upsides to transplants and campaigning... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure As I promised here is the more positive blog... Firstly I want to thank you all so much for the encouraging and supportive comments posted both on here and on my Battlefr ... Read on »
The downsides to transplants and campaigning,... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure When I got myself into campaigning I knew it wasn't going to be all plain sailing I also knew that undergoing a transplant wasn't going to be a piece of cake either! I us ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
Reflection... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I have been asked to write about my time working on the Battlefront Project, easier said than done. I have done so many great things, met so many amazing people and feel like ... Read on »
My Pitch to Rt Hon Ed Balls MP by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I am 21 years old and this year underwent a successful kidney transplant. Today in Britain, over 7,500 people are waiting for an organ donor. 1000 will die next year. Altho ... Read on »
Thank you! by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Just a quick blog to say thank you for your continued support not only for me but for the campaign itself, it is much appreciated. A few of my friends both pre and post t ... Read on »
More pictures... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure To see some more pictures of the Photo Call, Donor Day and the Drinks Reception: CLICK HERE I'll leave you with a few of my favourites.... Me and Emily at the Flag ... Read on »