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Oli Lewington Patient Expert

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A freelance writer and filmmaker, I started the SmileThroughIt blog to track my progress (good or bad) on the transplant list as I battled end-stage Cystic Fibrosis, the UK's most common life-threatening genetic disease. Luckily for me, I receive the Gift of Life - a life-saving double-lung... Full Bio
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The wisdom of children by Oli Lewington Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cystic Fibrosis by Oli on January 9, 2012 They say ignorance is bliss and, quite often, I’m inclined to agree. Last Friday, we had the misfo ... Read on »
How specific should we make our goals? by Oli Lewington Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cystic Fibrosis by Oli on January 4, 2012 I’ve been mulling over a lot of the things I want to do in 2012 since I posted my list of goals . The ... Read on »
The Great British Pantomime and why I love it by Oli Lewington Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cystic Fibrosis by Oli on January 2, 2012 Just before the end of the year, I headed up to Stafford to see one of my oldest friends in Panto. I ... Read on »
2012: My Goals For The Year Ahead by Oli Lewington Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cystic Fibrosis by Oli on December 31, 2011 For those of you who just love a list, here’s what you need to know: 1. Write more. 2. Shoot m ... Read on »
A weekend of reflection by Oli Lewington Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cystic Fibrosis by Oli on November 18, 2011 This weekend, I celebrate four years of new life and give thanks to the person that has given me thi ... Read on »
Top 5 Tips for Red Planet Prize Writers by Oli Lewington Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cystic Fibrosis by Oli on November 16, 2011 The Red Planet Prize, a free scriptwriting competition looking for the best new writers in UK TV dra ... Read on »
Bumps in the road by Oli Lewington Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cystic Fibrosis by Oli on November 11, 2011 You would have thought after all these years, including two-and-a-half on the waiting list for my tr ... Read on »
Deepening Zen by Oli Lewington Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cystic Fibrosis by Oli on October 26, 2011 Shortly after the blog’s relaunch , I posted about my discovery and attempted embracing of zen and it ... Read on »
A new normality by Oli Lewington Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cystic Fibrosis by Oli on October 24, 2011 Last week, I registered to take on the Brentwood Half Marathon and I’ll shortly be registering myself ... Read on »
External motivation by Oli Lewington Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cystic Fibrosis by Oli on October 21, 2011 Inspiration has rarely been a problem for me. From the remarkable friends I have in my life to the me ... Read on »
Stepping up by Oli Lewington Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cystic Fibrosis by Oli on October 19, 2011 Ever since my transplant, I’ve been telling myself I wanted to take on some major physical challenges ... Read on »
Setting records by Oli Lewington Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cystic Fibrosis by Oli on October 17, 2011 On Saturday, K and I travelled down to Covent Garden to help out some friends who’ve been working on ... Read on »
Significant Insignificance: Using others’ good fortune to improve your life by Oli Lewington Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cystic Fibrosis by Oli on October 14, 2011 Sometime even the smallest challenges can seem like marathons, the merest bump the greatest mountains ... Read on »
Remarkable women, remarkable friends, remarkable lives by Oli Lewington Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cystic Fibrosis by Oli on October 12, 2011 Monday was a day of emotions like no other. On the one hand, my friend and ally in many things, T ... Read on »
Old-fashioned, no-perks crowdfunding by Oli Lewington Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cystic Fibrosis by Oli on October 10, 2011 I don’t often go for personal appeals on here, but the CF Trust ‘s recent funding crisis has lead me ... Read on »
Ducking What Matters by Oli Lewington Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cystic Fibrosis by Oli on October 3, 2011 Last week’s post about whether mattering really matters or not stirred up a really interesting debate ... Read on »
Be A Child by Oli Lewington Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cystic Fibrosis by Oli on September 29, 2011 When I used to work as a workshop assistant and, later, as part of several different Youth Theatre ... Read on »
Does Mattering Matter? by Oli Lewington Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cystic Fibrosis by Oli on September 27, 2011 Does it upset us if the art we create isn’t seen by other people? Does it matter to us if it is ... Read on »
Settling In by Oli Lewington Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cystic Fibrosis by Oli on September 23, 2011 Finding time for creativity is hugely important to me, but it’s not always easy. Reorganising and r ... Read on »
Discovering Zen by Oli Lewington Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cystic Fibrosis by Oli on September 22, 2011 I’m always on the lookout for new things. I love learning, growing and expand my horizons. I ha ... Read on »