I saw a tweet on twitter about a girl who was dying of cancer, and one of her wishes was to “trend” on twitter, and so I retweeted, but then delved a bit deeper – and found her blog, and while it doesn’t have much content yet, what it does have really makes you read, and think.
The intro tot he blog says:
“I’m 15 and I have terminal cancer. I’ve created a bucket list because there are so many things I still want to do in my life … some are possible, some will remain a dream. My blog is to document this precious time with my family and friends, doing the things I want to do. You only have one life … live it!”
If that doesn’t make you at least blink, what else will. What a terribly mature attitude, and even describing it as that seems crass, but she has a bucket list of things she wants to achieve, so if you have a look and can help, please do. Note, she is not asking for money, so it’s not one of these “charity appeals” but someone who wants to live life while she can.
There must be people in or around Cumbria or further afield who can offer one of the following
- To make everyone sign up to be a bone marrow donor
- To enter Mabel in a regional Labrador show
- To have a photoshoot with Milly, Clarissa, Sammie and Megs
- To have a private cinema party for me and my BFFs
- To design an Emma Bridgewater Mug to sell for charity
- To stay in a caravan
- To meet Take That
- To go to Cadbury World and eat loads of chocolate
- To have a nice picture taken with Mabel
- To stay in the chocolate room at Alton Towers
- To have my hair done if they can do anything with it
- To have a back massage
They don’t seem like big things to me, especially for those people who own local businesses or can “pull strings” in the bigger ones. This deserves publicity not only because of what Alice is going through, but for the highlighting and personalisation of cancer that it brings.
My thoughts are with you Alice, and to everyone else – please pass the word on.