Wednesday, 7 May 2014
SPECIAL STORY OF INSPIRATION FROM A TRUE HERO
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!
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!
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ "Favourite colour combination"
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/ "Anything goes"
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ "Anything goes"