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Rainbow Trust: Monica’s Story

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Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity provides emotional and practical support for families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness. They offer the whole family individually tailored, high-quality support for as long as they need it.

Family Support Workers work with up to 25 families at any one time, providing help with whatever they need. Each family is unique, so the support offered is different for each one.  It is flexible and understanding. Family Support Workers work with families to help them cope in extreme and uncertain situations, so that they do not have to cope alone.

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100 words for Save the Children

There has been a bit of a buzz about the blogging conference held in London by Save the Children.

This fabulous charity has been working with bloggers to raise awareness of its work, and to influence political outcomes to save thousands in the developing world who are doomed to die if the shortage of vital #healthworkers is not solved.

So we were pleased – and honoured – to be tagged by Ruth over on Dorky Mum to take part in a task to spread the word.

First of all, we need you to sign this petition. It’ll only take a minute, but means so much.

The next thing is a challenge set by Gemma at Hello It’s Gemma and Michelle at Mummy from the Heart to get all of us bloggers to write 100 words about a health professional that’s made a difference in our lives.

Our contribution is below. It’s a reminder of how one person can make such a huge difference when it’s most important. We all need someone like that.

Yet our little dramas are nothing in comparison to the drought in East Africa, where those caring #healthworkers could literally mean the difference between life and death for so many.

But they’re not there.

Save the Children is hoping to change that. And fellow blogger Christine from Thinly Spread is accompanying the charity’s Liz Scarff to the UN General Assembly in New York, to pressure David Cameron to play his part.

Thirdly, we’ve been asked to pass the baton to other bloggers and ask them to spread the word in this way.

So many have already taken part  – and you can see their contributions linked up here.

But we’d like to tag the following:

 

Jane and Neil at KidzOutdoors

Rosalind at Tales from Windmill Fields

The not always logical Mummy Dichotomy

 

For everyone reading this, please Tweet, Facebook and talk to your friends about what Save the Children are doing. You can find the buzz on Twitter by checking out #healthworkers

Thank you.

100 words for Save The Children

We suffered two miscarriages, five months apart, and our dreams of parenthood looked uncertain. We needed help.

Our GP and local hospital were unsympathetic. The NHS policy is not to test for problems until after three miscarriages.

But how could we create another life, without knowing if my body was going to fight against it?

A work colleague knew staff at a hospital 50 miles away in Glasgow. Sister Anne Byrne was kind. In her, we found the humanity we needed.

Simple blood tests revealed no obvious problems. It gave us confidence to try again. We have two beautiful sons.

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