Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Who wants to join Britains "Premier 10km running event"?
Live Life Then Give Life have been lucky enough to secure some places for runners this year and well, it's now over to you to get running!!
The event takes place on Sunday the 16th of May and as usual, it's only 10km long and involves pounding the streets of Manchester! For more details about the run, have a look at the BUPA site
The fantastic "Team Ethan" are running again this year, in memory of Mr Brave, Ethan Collins. There's about 9 of them, so if you're on your own and want a running partner...why not join up with them? Have a look at their Just Giving page if you want to see what they're up to, or, if you want to make a donation through them.
We currently have about 5 places left and they're available on a first come first served basis. If you want to know more or want to register for a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible!
We hope to see you out there pounding the streets soon!
All the best
Sunday, 21 March 2010
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
We won't know anything more till tomorrow and the first few days are critical; please keep her in your thoughts.
Of course most importantly, please think about the wonderful family who said yes, and their loved one who signed the Organ Donor Register.
Jen here, writing a very emotional blog. I have, with regret, decided to step down as trustee from the board of Live Life then Give Life to focus on work and family commitments. I'm absolutely gutted to go as LLTGL has been such a hugely enjoyable, challenging and rewarding part of my life for the last 3 years.
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Audrey has Cystic Fibrosis, but is part of the transplant community for a different reason. In 2002, Audrey was diagnosed with Liver Cancer, at the same time as she discovered she was pregnant.
Things were very uncertain for the family but thanks to pioneering surgery, a course of chemotherapy and the wonderful generosity of an organ donor, Audrey and her gorgeous little boy are both here, eight years on.
Audrey is always keen to get involved and to support other members of the transplant community. From giving talks in front of spellbound audiences at events, taking part in fundraising events, manning stalls and talking to the public, and appearing in her local newspaper raising awareness, Audrey does everything with a smile. She also works closely with the transplant team at Addenbrookes, helping them with publicity and press-related requests.
Recently Audrey braved the biting wind to take part in the Cambridge plinth project, which you can read more about here.
It's never too much trouble for Audrey to come along to a LLTGL event and sometimes she brings her gorgeous little boy, who wouldn't have a mummy if it wasn't for Organ Donation. Thank you Audrey, for your energy and your enthusiasm. You can read more about Audrey on her biography page, which can be found here.
Monday, 8 March 2010
Despite being desperately ill and struggling for each breath, Rachael managed to record this piece for her local BBC News.
Please pass this link on, and if you've been inspired by Rachael's determination to keep fighting, click here to sign the Organ Donor Register.
Our thanks to BBC Northwest for allowing us to use this clip.
"Thank you so so much for the lovely surprise... it really did make my day and put a smile on my face and tears to my eyes."
"She was really thankful for her balloons. She said it helped lift her when she most needed it."
“You should have seen their faces when the balloons popped up. Believe it or not we still have the balloons, they are still playing with them although they are trailing the floor now!”
These are just some of the reasons the Robyn's Rainbows Initiative exists. The project aims to support members of the transplant community who are struggling more than usual, by sending a balloon in a box. The balloon is a little beacon of hope, signifying that something better may be around the corner...and hopefully, brings a smile to the recipient's face.