Those of you who have been following my story for a while, already know that I’ve been handing out ‘random acts of kindness’ (RAOK) following my surgery for stage IV ovarian cancer. This us my small contribution to help make the world a better place.
As it’s December I’ve created a RAOK advent calendar to help others get involved too!
I thought long and hard about who to thank, I mean so so many people have supported me this year – my wonderful hubby; my incredible parents and sisters and their partners too! My neice and nephews, bless them, have been a great support too! Friends have been there at all hours and of course the whole medical team from nurses to surgeons and my oncologist have been AMAZING – in fact, my ‘thank you’ list is pretty long! But, I dedicate this particular thank you to 7 complete strangers who I haven’t met and may never meet…maybe you are on of them…
You see this post is a thank you to the 7 people who donated the blood that was used to save my life. Without their selfless generosity I, quite simply, wouldn’t be here to celebrate Christmas with my family.
It is my belief that donating blood is the ultimate ‘random act of kindness’, I mean you never get to meet the recipient and you never get to know what difference it makes! It’s just a wonderful thing to do!…
…let me tell you…because of these 7 people, I’ve enjoyed the past 7 months with my loved ones: I’ve been on a cruise; I’ve swum with sharks; I’ve been to The Fat Duck; I’ve watched my first opera; I’ve met Nina Conti; I’ve held my friend’s new baby; I’ve chased my sister’s children; I’ve celebrated my three year wedding anniversary; I’ve watch Bryan Adams perform; I’ve laughed; I’ve loved; I’ve breathed; I’ve felt my heart beat…
And, most importantly, I continue to do so!
If you give nothing else this Christmas, just give blood.
Not only will you save a life – you will get to give the greatest gift.
Love and light, Fi xxx