Tuesday, 24 April 2012

New starts

So I have started a new job this week! I had an interview last friday for a lunchtime job at Glenwood, which is a local special needs school to me. I started on Monday which was great. Don't really know what i am doing yet... but i am sure i will soon pick it all up as days go by. It is a lovely school to work at. I did some placement there in the past so i am glad that i have been able to get paid work there now. I will be mainly doing lunch time work but i will also do some bank Teaching Assistant work for when other staff are off sick etc. It will be great experience for me. I could do with a bit more money too which it shall bring! Counting down the days till my first pay day now!

I also had a first aid course today. That was pretty good fun. I passed too, so i can now save lives :P We had to do things like CPR and all that jazz. I enjoy things like that. But most health related things interest me tbh. Guess thats what happens when you learn about your friends medical issues and my own!!

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Never Forgotten

A friend of mine had a very important decision to make last week. She had been living with CF and had a transplant in 2009. Unfortunately she later went into chronic rejection. Yes she transplant didn't give her years of happiness but it gave her the best year in her life. She was able to do many things she dreamed of. In April last year me, Jenni and Ellis did a 10k walk for CF. We raised over £700 for CF trust. I am proud to say that me and Jenni are doing this walk again in just under two weeks! It will not be the same without our lovely Ellis.

The decision Ellis had to make wasn't an easy one. But we all know she picked the best thing. Her treatment wasn't being very effective as time went by. She had started to spend more time in hospital the she would at home. You never heard Ellis complain though. On Thursday  12th April Ellis decided to go into Papworth hospital and stop all treatment there. This couldn't have been an easy decision to make and I cannot think what her family best have been going through at that time.

Once Ellis had made that decision her body then started to shut down. Ellis wasn't in pain, she was nice and relaxed. She carried on doing things she enjoyed such as watching Britains got talent and spending time with her very cute 4 year old brother.

Sadly Ellis lost her fight to CF at 5:30 am on 16/04/2012. She was an inspiration to many. I know she will always have a place in my heart as well as many of her other friends and family. I have organised a tribute to Ellis while we carry out our 10k walk on the 29th April. We are going to wear fairy wings with a picture of Ellis. We promise to do you proud hun.