Dear Doctor

Dear Medical Professional, You will ask about his medical history, And I will repeat the story I have told 100 times or more, The details fine tuned to the essentials I know you need: He was born full term, He has a 7 year old brother who is fit and well, He is allergic to penicillin.  You will ask me what happened, And I will answer: He is 6 years old. He wasn't breathing for 7 minutes. I gave him mouth to mouth. I will hand over a careful typed piece of A4 paper. It will tell you his hospital number, The things he is allergic to, A list of medications and doses. You will take it and smile. You'll tell me I make your job easier. I will stand calm, And in control.  You see my demeanour, my hospital bags packed and ready, And you say, You've done this before. I'll nod and say many times. But remember this; That 6 year old is my baby. That boy with the oxygen, And the wires, And the tubes, Is my son. I watched him turn bl

Vote for SWAN UK

This is a 'begging for votes' kind of post.  Here's what I'd like you to do ...

  • You can read the information on SWAN UK below.  
  • You can read my previous posts on how AMAZING they are here and here.  
  • You can skip to the FAB videos at the bottom.  
  • You can read all the other posts in the Linky that will tell you how amazing SWAN UK is and urge you to vote.  
But whether you do all, none or some of these things... make sure you do this one thing... VOTE for SWAN UK in the #NationalLotteryAwards - and tell all your friends to do so too.  

It takes less than a minute and the link is here: 

Go on, do it now! :D

Here's WHAT you're voting for... 

The National Lottery Awards are an annual search to find the UK's favourite Lottery-funded projects. 49 Lottery-funded projects have now reached the finals of The National Lottery Awards 2013 in the seven categories: Sport; Heritage; Arts; Environment; Health; Education; and Voluntary/Charity. Each of the finalists is now in with the chance of appearing on a BBC One show and winning £2,000 prize money. 

Mylene Klass can tell you more here :

And here's WHY you're voting for SWAN UK ...

SWAN UK offers life-changing support to the families of disabled children with undiagnosed genetic conditions. 

It is believed that doctors are unable to identify the genetic syndrome or condition affecting up to fifty percent of children with learning disabilities.  Without a diagnosis, parents can be left without answers to soul searching questions and feel like their children don’t ‘fit in’.  Many worry about having more children and the same thing happening again. 
SWAN UK has received more than £300,000 of National Lottery funding to provide information and support to families.  This has helped to develop a network of professionals with expertise in undiagnosed genetic conditions.  This expertise is shared via social media, its dedicated website, a series of leaflets and social events arranged by SWAN UK for families. 
(Information on SWAN UK taken from here).

Want to hear some family stories and watch videos of cute kids?

Here you go then...

And as if all that was't enough, you'll find a few more reasons in the other posts in this 'Linky' ..

Thanks in advance for your votes xxx