On Tuesday 1st April, we very proudly presented £19,000 to Poppy’s Consultant Oncologist, Dr. Andrew Peet, for his research into childhood brain tumours. It was a very emotional day for us. It was great to be able to thank some of the people who have helped us in our fundraising endeavours. This takes our total to an amazing £80,000. Of course, we will carry on with our fundraising - with a sponsored slim planned as the next event.
Alongside our wonderful family & friends, supporters present included representatives from Drayton Manor, Strykers, Balloons & Tunes, Dosthill WI & Mike Broom (who ran the London Marathon for Poppy).
Central News spent most of the day with us, and Poppy was on the news on Tuesday night!!! As always she was a star!!! The link for their report is: http://www.itvlocal.com/central/?player=CEN_HomePage_15&void=171510
The Birmingham Mail have also written a couple of brilliant articles about Poppy too. Their link is:
Poppy spent the rest of Tuesday afternoon in the Oncology Department, as she had to have week 10 of her chemotherapy. The needle used to access her port was yellow instead of white this week, so that upset Poppy a little bit, as it was different & she thought it may hurt her. This is the first time she has been anxious since the first week, bless her. She is so brave & we are extremely proud of her.
Her next scan is on April 18th, which will decide what happens next. Hopefully the chemo will work & Poppy can carry on having it every Tuesday for the full 18-months. She is so well in herself it is amazing. However, that makes you fear that the chemo isn’t working. So, we will hold our breath & cross everything for a positive result on the 18th.
Poppy is also in ‘Take A Break’ magazine this week - April 10th issue - p.62-63 (she is turning into a minor celebrity it seems!!!). She was a bridesmaid for one of my best friend’s last June, but just before the wedding, the groom’s dad was diagnosed with 3 brain tumours. He was terminally ill within weeks of his diagnosis, but one of the reasons they went ahead with the wedding was because of Poppy. It was very sad. Now, the groom’s mom, Ann, has written a story about it in Take A Break. The heading is ‘The Prettiest Bridesmaid: Save the Wedding for Poppy’. As I didn’t know what it was going to say, it had me in tears yesterday, it was very moving. Ann has kindly donated her story fee to Poppy Fields.
We would like to thank everyone for their continuing support. If anyone is interested in joining me in my sponsored slim - they can email me to find details - firstname.lastname@example.org - seeing myself looking so large on TV has been the kick to start my diet that has been needed for so long!!!!
Love to all,
Lisa, Brian & Poppy
'Poppies grow in an environment of wind, rain and the worst nature can throw at them. Despite this they grow up strong and hardy, yet delicate and beautiful.'