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I'm Carole, living in London, happily married and mum to two amazing boys.I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Rectal Cancer in April 2010. Surgery took place in November 2010 and I now have a permanent colostomy...Spinal mets were then diagnosed in October 2011...In January 2012 I was told of further spread to the hip area (multiple lesions)..My life expectancy is now 6-9 months. Walk alongside me on the last part of my experience with this..

Monday, 13 December 2010

What do you want for Christmas?

This seems to be a question I'm being asked over and over again and my answer is......I don't want cards (emails are great and free).......I don't need any particular presents as there is nothing that I actually need right now - so if you want to make me feel better about Christmas this year, what I'd like you to do is donate just £1 to my chosen charity Trinity Hospice.
As I explained previously, raising cash for them will make me feel like I'm actually kicking this cancer up the arse :-)

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Many thanks.

Big thank you to all those that have already donated - much appreciated.

My sister raised a valid point that I feel needs mentioning...those that have donated already have donated in excess of what I requested (which was a pound or just purchase one less box of cards and donate to Trinity Hospice instead)..... because those that have donated gave extra, some may now feel that their £1 is not as worthy - but it IS....

I said it before and I'll say it again, if everyone that read my blog gave just £1 then I would have exceeded my target and had to set a new one. Whether it's 50p or £1 it all adds up and every bit helps.

Merry Christmas


  1. have just donated a little something like you say every little helps, I'm Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas Carole xxxxxxxxxx

  2. Thanks so much Sarah, every single pound makes a difference.
    Lots of luv to you and the family too and hoping you all have the best time.

    Will check your blog after Christmas and maybe find some more designs there?

  3. I have made a new blog Carole, I keep flitign between all my blogs but hoping to stick with this one this time :D http://thisisme-sarahmumof3.blogspot.com/