Thursday, 22 September 2011

Thursday 22nd September 2011

I, I wish you could swim. Like dolphins, like dolphins can swim...

I have not written for ages. So long that I can't remember when the last time was or what it was about.
Never mind, it doesn't matter. Today's blog is not going to be funny. I know sometimes it isn't anyway, but today it will be deliberately so.

I have been wondering what to write about for some time but couldn't think of anything. Also I have been working a lot lately, but that doesn't matter either and I'm not gonna moan about it either.

A lot of people moan over the most trivial of things. Most of things that we moan about really aint worth it, myslef included. I work all over the country and always hear people moaning about the weather, it's too hot, it's too cold, it's too wet, there's a drought. Another favourite is work, the hours are too long, the hours are too short, the work is too hard, the work is boring etc etc.

Celebrities moan all the time. They moan if they don't get enough attention, they moan if they get too much attention, they became a celebrity to be in the public eye and then moan when the public want to photograph them.

Well I was on a website today, whilst sitting in Cambridge Service Station, and there was a link to a website.

I hope that link works, if not there is a link in the list of my favourite sites, top right of the page.

This girl should be an inspiration to us all. She has terminal cancer, but she is raising awareness for Anthony Nolan and Bone Marrow Awareness so other people can be helped.
She is 15 years old and has been battling cancer for 4 years and has written a 'Bucket List' of things she wants to do in her life. You may think that these would be outlandish things that we can only dream of, but read the list.

Alice would like to go to Cadbury World. She would like to stay in the Chocolate Room at Alton Towers. She would like to train dolphins. There are things on the list that Alice has already done, like go to Kenya (well it was "Kent-Ya) but look at the very top of the list.

The very top of the list is for something that is not for her but for any other person that may need it.

And she's only fifteen years old.

And then there is her sister, Milly.
Milly has raised over £100k. That's ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS. And all for charity.

Milly was born with a rare genetic condition called Crouzon's Syndrome - where the bones in her skull were fused at birth. She has had countless hospital visits and operations and yet during all this time she has written a story called "My Life at Great Ormond Street" and created a Christmas Card, both of which raise money for the hospital.

All this, and Milly is 12 years old.
Yup, that's right, twelve years old.

So there you have it, a fifteen year old with terminal Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (a cancer of the lymphatic system) and her twelve year old sister not without her own problems.

And what do they do? Do they sit there and moan about it?

Nope they go out and do stuff that will benefit who knows how many hundreds of other people. Not for themselves, they don't get any financial gain, they are 15 and 12 years old for god's sake, they do it because they can, they want to and they are brilliant human beings.

I write a crappy blog in my spare time, Alice Pyne writes a truly inspirational one and everyone should read it, at least one entry if not all of them.

The two of them are a credit to their parents, god only knows what they go through, but I bet you don't hear them moaning all the time either.

The pair of them, Alice and Milly Pyne, have both been nominated for the 'Inspiration Awards for Women' and I implore you to go to the website now and vote for them. You have to vote in the other categories too but they don't really matter, just make sure you vote for these two.

And next time you feel like moaning, spare a thought for Alice and Milly, two truly fantastic girls.............

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