Hi there I am writing this post on behalf of my lovely friend Liz and her children Lily 3,Blake 10 and Chloe 14.
On 15th July 2014 their life's changed drastically after Lily fell and bumped her head she was very sleepy and began to vomit which resulted in her mum calling 111 who sent out an ambulance,after being rushed to hospital and having a CT scan to rule out any bleeds on the brain they found a brain tumor.Since this Lily has had surgery to remove the tumor and put on an intensive course of chemotherapy.The brain tumor Lily has is called MEDULLOBLASTOMA. Lily has had weekly blood draws,a permanent shunt put in to help keep the fluid building up on her brain and a Hickman line put in for treatment.Lily has spent the months since being diagnosed in and out of hospital and sadly upon having her last results her mum and dad were told some bad news,her tumor has grown and spread and isn't responding to chemotherapy sadly meaning her chances of survival are now non existent. Radiotherapy is out of the question as Lily is too fragile for it without treatment this means that Lily has just months to live or with a low dose of chemotherapy to maintain it she may have 12-18 months(if shes lucky).
How can you help?
Myself and the rest of our May 2011 mummies have joined forces to help Lily and her family by re-tweeting #lilyswish on twitter we have already arranged for a photographer to take some lovely images that they can treasure always and we are are now trying to put together a little hamper of goodies to surprise Lily,her mum Liz and dad and her siblings Chloe and Blake. we are very open minded our goal is for them to know we are all thinking of them at this time and are with them every step of the way we are looking for brands/companies/pr's/bloggers generally anyone willing and wanting to help in any way with a donation of any kind,examples include:
- cinema vouchers
- days out tickets
- maybe tickets to see a show
- clothing/high street vouchers
- hair products
- gaming products
- anything personalized to help remember Lily
- supermarket vouchers
Anything we are open to to make their life even just a little bit easier and hopefully help in having and creating some fun,loving family memories. we have a 4 week deadline which started as of 15th march -15th April to receive donations you can still donate after this period but you must send directly to Liz as a surprise treat instead. xx
What will I do for you?
I will be putting together a blog post of anyone that gets involved,I will ask you for a image of what you are donating that I can add to the blog post along with a link to your website/blog ect and also a message from you for Lily and her family.Our friend Leanne who is also a fellow May 2011 mummy who all donated gifts will be sent to will be getting a basket or box and decorating it before filling with the donated goodies and hand delivering it to surprise the whole family. She will also take a few photo's that I can use on my blog and on Facebook and Twitter to thank each and everyone of you.
If you would like to get involved please leave me your contact email in the comments below or contact me directly using the information on the bottom of my me and my family and how to contact me tab above.
Also don't forget to follow Lily's progress on her Facebook page Lily's Cancer Journey. BUT DON'T LET ON ABOUT THIS,ITS A SECRET SURPRISE REMEMBER! ;)