Saturday, 18 August 2012

Charity Spotlight V.2

I'm postponing my planned blog for today to blog about something alot more personal than usual.

On the 21st of July 2012 a very special little girl was born. My big cousin John and his beautiful partner Dionne brought little Ava Grace into the world.
Unfortunately, Ava had a very hard time ahead of her and went through alot including a heart transplant at only 11 days old!

Things seemed to be going as well as possible considering the circumstances until she suffered a cardiac arrest yesterday and lost her fight this morning.

I have no words. I have no idea how hard these terribly sad turn of events must be for all of Ava Grace's immediate family and all that have been involved in her short life. I didn't even get the chance to say hello but evidently from facebook and the like she was a well loved baby by many others who also didn't have the chance to meet her.
Obviously my thoughts are with everyone, as they have been for the past month.

My main point of this blog is not bring people down but to highlight those that helped little Miss Eskdale along the bumpy road.
Just weeks after the Newcastle Freeman Hospital faced possible closure they have done fantastic work caring for Ava and many, many others and deserve alot of thanks as well as the family who gave her a chance by the donation of a heart in the first place.

If you are not already present on the Organ Donation Register please consider adding your name. I have! More than 10,000 people in the UK currently need a transplant and of those 1,000 a year will die waiting as there aren't enough organs available.

Last but not least is The British Heart Foundation. Who's work, research and support is essential. 

Sorry for people expecting a different post, it will be up on Tuesday. Today is a supremely sad day. My love to anyone and everyone who has been through similar circumstances. 


  1. So true not enough people are willing to donate organs after they pass away, which in my opinion is completely selfish, I have been a registered organ donor since the age of 16 and I hope someone will make use of my organs when I am gone.
    Sorry to hear about your families lose <3 RIP little one

    1. Thank's Chloe.

      I just recently became a donor when switching my driving licence address, I just think it isn't well advertised enough. Unless it's a 'religious' thing, I think people should highly consider it. If not, they should watch the movie 'Seven Pounds' that's enough to convince anyone I reckon... x

  2. What can i say darl this blog has had me in tears so sad and so true MORE people should join the organ doners as so many people are in need of organs ( sorry if this isn't correct ) Bless little Ava Grace you're with the angels little girl they'll take care of you now sleep tight. LOVE YOU XX

  3. I'm so sorry for that little baby angel.

    Hope you bring more awareness to this great miracle, the ultimate gift of life some of us can offer.

    Gotta say you have an amazing blog, you left the link in my bloggers discussion forum, glad you did that :)

    gonna browse some more through your blog :)

    1. Thank you for such a sweet comment. I really appreciate it.
      Hope you enjoy! I've been having a look through yours too :)