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The Story so far – for you to follow

House Of Lords Speech

House Of Lords2 Click on the link to watch the slides and view the text from The House Of Lords speech. If you enjoyed this then please do watch the webinar. I'm so proud of what we did with  the webinar and hope it's a story that helps lots of other people too....

Link to Podcast

Listen to this webinar/podcast. Drugdev introduces Simon Vinnicombe who shares an unforgettable, inspiring story about a family battling a brutal condition. A brilliant meditation on story telling meeting life and the key to being happy. JDRF will also share their...

Why i’m running

I’m running again. And wondering why I’m doing it. Again. I’m undertaking a challenge of endurance. Not a very sexy word. But one which has become a huge part o...f my life these past six years. My son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at six months old. I will be...

‘Holiday’

I’ve written a lot about George’s diagnosis. But have not been overly expansive on what his daily routine is like. You can see from the pictures above that he has just had a truly wonderful holiday. A week in Cornwall, surfing, fishing, running, playing every sport...

THE ONE – Part Six

Home time The few times now that Tracy has managed to sleep in our bed may have helped her a little but she is still falling apart physically. We were put in an ‘isolation room’ when a bug swept the ward. This meant that we stayed together in the hospital. Sleeping...

THE ONE – Part Five

I met Tracy when she was at her physical peak; she had stomach muscles so strong that she had a ravine running down her torso, an astonishing dancer with amazing flexibility and balance. Since we have been together I’ve witnessed her utterly ravaged by the birth of...

THE ONE – Part Four

The ‘D’ word. In Permanent marker. We are walking around the Intensive Care Unit. I am walking George. He is in my arms, disconnected from all of those tubes for the first time. He smiles at everyone as I do laps around the Unit. My Baby Bjorn pride is not a patch on...

THE ONE – Part Three

Diagnosis As Tracy sleeps I search again for a part of George’s body which does not have bruising, blood or a line sticking out of it. I am struck by how wrong this sight is. George has pristine skin, bright blue, enormous eyes with sparkles in them and that gorgeous...

THE ONE – Part Two

Diagnosis And so I am still reeling. And I am still looking to Meisha for a sign. My son is fading away. And there is no doubt that he is taking his last breaths. I have to cling on for some hope. I am close to vomiting now. Every time I try and think of telling Tracy...

THE ONE – Part One

Diagnosis George has not slept well since he was born. It’s been six months now and his record sleep still stands at four hours in one burst. He feeds for an extraordinary length of time. He will guzzle on one boob for at least forty minutes before starting on the...