First of all I must just quickly say thank you to everyone who replied to my last post, you made me feel much better!
Right.... yesterday was The Breathing Life awards, and it was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!
When we arrived at the hotel I was whisked up to a very large, posh room and various lovely people from the cf trust came to say hello and help us settle in. We ordered some lunch, and as I would have to be separate from the evening ceremony I was allowed to go and look at the award room and watch the bands/singers rehearsing. Nicky and Peter from the trust looked after us very well, fetching celebs over to meet us including Jack McManus, Carol Smilie and David Bull. Jonathon Ansell (former member of G4) sung a gorgeous song which had my mum in floods of tears and after he came to chat for a while and have some photos.
We then went through and had lots of pictures taken as well as an interview for Sky. Biggins stayed with us and had me giggling the whole time! I then met Ben Shepherd, who was lovely and then went back to our room. Lots of celebs came up to see us in our suite, Phil Tuffnel was great as was Natalie Imbrulia. Then the hosts of the evening, Carol Smilie and Dr David Bull came up to see me. I'd already seen them a couple of times during the day but it was so nice to chat, such kind people. They both said they would keep their fingers crossed for me and hoped I got my transplant soon.
All in all the day was fantastic from start to finish. I had the most wonderful time ever and am SO very grateful to everyone who was involved. I can't say what it meant to have something special to attend and how honoured I was to win. Every single person met me with a smile and kind word, nothing was too much trouble and it couldn't have been more perfect. I felt truly alive for the first time in a long while, doing normal things and enjoying it all to the max. Thank you from the bottom of my heart It really does mean so much. I will remember it forever xxx
The awards will be shown on Sky real lives on Sunday 9.30