A Good News Story For A Monday Morning

In my post “The Definition Of Clutter” I mentioned that May 2012 had been a traumatic time. It was written deliberately ambiguously, not to create suspense, but because I never intended on talking about it here, at the blog.

The reason for this is because, as traumatic as it was for me – that trauma paled into insignificance in comparison to the devastation it caused to very close friends. I don’t blog about friends, but they’ve given consent to tell their story.

My beautiful goddaughter, Darcy, in May 2012, was diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia). The decluttered train ticket, I spoke about in that post, was taking me to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Darcy

Why talk about it now?

There are 3 reasons.

Firstly I was asked directly what had happened. Politely (I hope) I declined to comment.

Secondly, out-of-the-blue Cancer Research UK e-mailed to ask whether I’d consider a guest post about fundraising for them. It was a nice genuine e-mail, and made me think – should I talk about Darcy?

But lastly, and most importantly, there’s good news to share.

There aren’t words to describe that time, post-diagnosis, but guess who’s a brave little fighter? With an outlook on life most adults would be blessed to have themselves?

Yep, Darcy Doo.

It’s a good news story, and we all benefit from those. Maybe a story that will help reassure others there is hope after a cancer diagnosis.

So I will be letting Cancer Research UK hijack my blog in the very near future. Because it’s the very least I can do.

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  • Live and Learn-Toss and Turn October 14, 2013, 11:41 am

    Thanks for the good news. I have two close family members that are battling aggressive cancer right now. As you know, at times it’s hard to think of anything else.

    • simplybeingmum October 16, 2013, 12:32 pm

      Hope all goes well your end… It is tough but there’s always hope.

  • Live and Learn-Toss and Turn October 14, 2013, 11:41 am

    Thanks for the good news. I have two close family members that are battling aggressive cancer right now. As you know, at times it’s hard to think of anything else.

    • simplybeingmum October 16, 2013, 12:32 pm

      Hope all goes well your end… It is tough but there’s always hope.

  • Susan October 14, 2013, 5:05 pm

    What an absolutely beautiful little girl, and what a fantastic outlook your friend has on her treatment. There’s not much that I can say except thank you so very much for sharing this. Most likely every single person who reads your blog has been touched with this awful disease either through a family member, friend or even themselves. Kudos to you for agreeing to involve your blog in fundraising.

  • Susan October 14, 2013, 5:05 pm

    What an absolutely beautiful little girl, and what a fantastic outlook your friend has on her treatment. There’s not much that I can say except thank you so very much for sharing this. Most likely every single person who reads your blog has been touched with this awful disease either through a family member, friend or even themselves. Kudos to you for agreeing to involve your blog in fundraising.

  • sarah@everydaylifeonashoestring October 14, 2013, 5:40 pm

    I’m glad Darcy is responding well to treatment, and great that you can utilise the blog in support of her and other cancer sufferers.

  • sarah@everydaylifeonashoestring October 14, 2013, 5:40 pm

    I’m glad Darcy is responding well to treatment, and great that you can utilise the blog in support of her and other cancer sufferers.

  • Jo H. October 15, 2013, 6:07 pm

    What strength and courage Darcy and her family has; that is a crushing load to bear. I’m glad she is improving. Will be watching your space for the Cancer UK post.

    • simplybeingmum October 16, 2013, 12:35 pm

      Thanks Jo – it is a lot to bear but they are handling it remarkably!

  • Jo H. October 15, 2013, 6:07 pm

    What strength and courage Darcy and her family has; that is a crushing load to bear. I’m glad she is improving. Will be watching your space for the Cancer UK post.

    • simplybeingmum October 16, 2013, 12:35 pm

      Thanks Jo – it is a lot to bear but they are handling it remarkably!

  • Apple October 16, 2013, 12:01 pm

    Thank you for sharing this Jo and thank you for agreeing to do the Cancer Research post. Best wishes to Darcy and her family.

    • simplybeingmum October 16, 2013, 12:36 pm

      Thanks Laura. I know Darcy’s Mum is reading the comments, so your wishes will go direct!

  • Apple October 16, 2013, 12:01 pm

    Thank you for sharing this Jo and thank you for agreeing to do the Cancer Research post. Best wishes to Darcy and her family.

    • simplybeingmum October 16, 2013, 12:36 pm

      Thanks Laura. I know Darcy’s Mum is reading the comments, so your wishes will go direct!

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