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Molly Awarded the ‘Animal OBE’, the PDSA Order of Merit

In October 2016, on a sunny, day, we had a very important visitor. Jan McLoughlin, Director General at the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) came round to present Molly with a very prestigious honour. In the same year as…

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2016 – Reflecting On A Year Of Incredible Highs and Terrible Lows

Customary to me, this blog reflects on what has been a very mixed year. Incredible highs, the highest of highs, and yet deep, dark, terrible lows. How can a year be so bipolar? So good, yet so bad, all at…

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Six Months Ago – Looking Back On This Year

Six months ago today I went to Buckingham Palace to receive my MBE from His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales. Six months since I became a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire at the age…

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More Questions, More Tests But Hopeful For Answers – Health Update 10-11-16

Today I had a very successful hospital appointment at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery with the neuromuscular team, seeing Dr Ros Quinlivan. The outcomes of the appointment could be crucial for myself and my family, and turn everything…

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#ANurse4TheJs – Help Me Raise £40,000 To Fund A Nurse For The J’s Hospice

The #ANurse4TheJs fundraising page is located here: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/anurse4thejsHere is our campaign video: The J’s Hospice have been supporting me since April 2011, and within the first fortnight my hospice nurse saved my life. Since then they have supported us in a…

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Be Your Client’s Hero – National Advocacy Conference 2016

On Thursday 13th October I attended the Be A Force For Change - National Advocacy Conference 2016 run by Kate Mercer Training. I delivered the first keynote speech on my experiences with advocacy, titled “Be Your Client’s Hero”. It was…

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World Hospice & Palliative Care Day 2016 – Living & Dying in Pain: It Doesn’t Have To Happen

Today is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, celebrating supportive/palliative and hospice care around the world. This year's theme is Living And Dying In Pain: It Doesn't Have To Happen. Palliative care has been a part of my life since April…

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Home Artificial Nutrition Week 2016

Most people have heard of feeding tubes, seeing kids with cancer and other illnesses with a NasoGastric Tube taped to their face. People know it’s possible to be fed through a tube in your nose down into your stomach. However,…

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