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Tarka Walk

Me, my mum and my best friend Loren Moody will be doing the Tarka walk this year. The Tarka walk was set up by my friend Katie Gammon who had a double lung transplant last year due to Cystic Fibrosis. The Tarka walk is a 7k walk around Barnstaple Devon. It will take place on…

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So Much To Be Thankful For.

I opened my eyes on Christmas morning 3:30 am (what can I say I was excited) and look up to the sky and thanked my donor who ever they maybe for without them I would not be here. To be truly honest I thought I would be dead by the time Christmas came so just…

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Transplant – A Quick Recap.

10th October – I was writing stuff on a piece of paper to communicate also had my breathing tube taken out. 11th October- I stood up and walked on the spot. 12th October – My Grandad and Primary school teacher picked up the young persons hero award I won! 13th October- No more oxygen required!!!!!…

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Transplant – Waking up.

I woke up to wires attached to me left right and center and a blue tube down my throat but for some reason I wasn’t scared. I was so thirsty I kept on trying to raise my hand to my mouth to say I wanted water. My Dad kept on lowing my hand back on…

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Transplant – The Journey

It was the 9th of October around 5;30 am. I woke up to my Dad standing at the end of my bed I was confused as to what he was doing in my room at this unearthly hour as I looked at the machine that had been keeping me alive this past year it hit…

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My Nomination

First off I would just like to apologise for the lack of updates on my blog. I came out of hospital Wednesday and have been a bit under the weather. Last week I got a letter saying I had been nominated by spire FM (radio) and Salisbury journal for a local hero award. I was…

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Getting my story out there!

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This is an article a local news paper did on me becoming an ambassador and basically my story it will go to print on Thursday in the Salisbury journal. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=830980823603306&id=100000741872129

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You got a friend in me!

I don’t tend to get along with people my own age as I don’t think what they find funny, funny. I find they over dramatise things like me getting a transplant is about as big a news as them getting a boyfriend I just don’t get it! I am not ashamed or afraid to say…

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Chained.

The one thing I hate about having end stage CF is that I have to wear oxygen 24/7. First of all my nose is all ways blocked and I have to wear the nasal prongs which rub the back of my ears making them red. Could you imagine having to move round the house with…

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On Air.

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Today I will be speaking on spire 102 FM about organ donation and my new role as live life give life ambassador. Little snip bits of the interview will be on the hourly news up until 1pm. Use the link below to listen live. Spire FM

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