Wednesday, 7 May 2014

SPECIAL STORY OF INSPIRATION FROM A TRUE HERO

Hi everyone!
A very special card for me! I'm pretty sure that most of you in the UK (and possibly further afield) have heard all about "Stephen's Story". If you haven't....where have you been??
Stephen Sutton is 19 years old; when he was 15, he was diagnosed with bowel cancer; TERMINAL! What he did next is truly AMAZING!!! He made a bucket list and one of the things on that list was to raise £10,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.  Now, a couple of weeks ago, Stephen was admitted to hospital with a collapsed lung (I won't go into too much detail because I won't be able to type through tears); he posted a final "Thumbs-Up" post on Facebook, saying this would be his last post. It went viral. Donations poured in and as I type, the total he has raised is £3,210,361.70....yep...that's over THREE MILLION POUNDS!!!
He has now raised the bar...we want to help him get to £5million!!
In a moment of pure madness, I sent a little message to Heather Valentin, owner of Lacy Sunshine Stamps. I told her all about Stephen and she very kindly drew this special image called "Jenni Boo" and has donated any monies from her sale to the Teenage Cancer Trust! How cool is that!!
If you have a minute or two, please take time to read about Stephen; he is truly inspirational!
And thank you!
Hugs
Fiona x
Links:
https://www.facebook.com/StephensStory?ref=br_tf
http://www.justgiving.com/Stephen-Sutton-TCT
http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/store/p1071/Jenni_Boo.html
 Oops...almost forgot to say what I've used! In brief, papers from Michele R Designs and postcard digistamp from Stamping Dragon Designs. Everything else is from my stash!
Challenges entered:
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ "Favourite colour combination"
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/  "Anything goes"
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ "Anything goes"



5 comments:

St├ęphanie Beauchemin said...

This is a very sad story, really makes my heart aches, but I love how you invested yourself in the cause! Thanks for sharing over at the Kit & Clowder Facebook group! xx

Gwyneth said...

A sad story, but also one of inspiration that somebody in his condition would think of others. Your card is lovely.

Chrissy said...

Hi! Fiona..I read Stephens story on MSN...such a brave young man..fabulous card..I love this image of Heathers and you have coloured it beautifully.

Thanks for joining in with us at Lacy Sunshine this week..

Luv CHRISSYxx

sammi said...

beautiful card! Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Favorite Colors" challenge at Lacy Sunshine. We're so happy you joined us! Please visit us, again! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member for Lacy Sunshine.

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May challenge with another lovely creation - hope to see you again soon x