What a way to kick start October..
A phone call from Lancashire Evening Post about helping spread my awareness message and catch up on my recent achievements.
Watch out over the next few weeks as my story about being shortlisted at the European Diversity Awards for the Campaigner Of The Year Award will be in the local papers for you to take a read at your leisure.
Starting tomorrow - I will be featured in the Chorley Guardian, so grab your copy and take a read.
I hope this inspires you all to make your mark on the Earth, no matter what challenges life throws at you. There is so much more campaigning to do, don't worry I am always BUSY.
For me, I have emotional days where I just want to hide from the world. Feeling embarrassed, sad and just lost.. we all have those days. Often I overwork myself during these times because keeping busy is a massive healer for me. I put my own pain aside and focus on fixing someone else's pain so mine is justified.
Many won't really understand what this award - Campaigner Of The Year, really means to me. It is more than words can ever express. Just to be shortlisted is a MASSIVE achievement and it's not just an individual achievement, it is a HUGE success for all who are touched by the disease. Whether it is a loved one or a sufferer. We have spent years and years battling in silence and finally through all our bravery and courage we are beginning to be heard.
It is a massive, MASSIVE deal and that is why I am working SO hard to use this platform to the best of my ability, to do it justice and make as much difference as I possibly can.
I hope I can continue surprising myself, making myself proud and surprising but making you all proud of me too. That would make me very happy.
Once again and as always - THANK YOU for your support.
You motivate me and make me the fighter I am.
CHEERS TO OCTOBER - I think we are going to have some fun and cherished moments.