Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Wish 30- Do something you have always wanted to do

My final wish is a simple one- do something you have always wanted to do.

We all have something we want to do, be it learn a language, visit a certain area, get up to watch a sunrise, make up with someone you fell out with, dance in public like no one is watching or buy a fancy red dress even if you don't have an event to wear it to.

My wish is for you to question yourself why you haven't done it and what can you do to make it possible.

Don't have time? How about cutting out watching Eastenders, that would give you an extra 99 hours of time a year not including hour long specials!

Can't afford it? Giving up your coffee (average price £2.20) on the way to work will give you £556 towards your dream in one year.

Fallen out with someone? How would you feel if they died tomorrow and you hadn't made up? If you would have regrets then swallow your pride and pick that phone up.

Want to dance like no one is watching? Do it! So what if people look at you, chances are they aren't thinking much about you and in the grand scheme of life so what if they do?

Read The Traveling Red Dress site then buy that dream dress and swish around it.

In the words of Alice Pyne One life- live it




I would love to hear or see pictures if you take part with any of my wishes and will read them on my birthday (21/12). My contact details are my30wishes@hotmail.com and Vikki C/O Post Pals, PO Box 278, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23 4WN, England. Thank you

Friday, 19 September 2014

Wish 25- Have my wish list trend on Twitter

Quite a straight forward wish this one, it's not so I can claim my list trended but rather so more people will see it and hopefully take part. The more people hear of it, hopefully the more will sign up to donate bone marrow, donate towards a beach chair or do an act of kindness.
#my30wishes

I would love to hear or see pictures if you take part with any of my wishes and will read them on my birthday (21/12). My contact details are my30wishes@hotmail.com and Vikki C/O Post Pals, PO Box 278, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23 4WN, England. Thank you

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Wish 23- Take someone out who couldn't go otherwise

For lack of a better word, being housebound sucks. The whole world keeps rotating yet your world grinds to a complete halt. I am lucky to have 2 fantastic parents and the moment I am feeling better they will do what ever it takes to get me out, other housebound people aren't do lucky. Some are housebound just because they don't have the help or transport. When you have been stuck indoors for a long time a simple trip to a local park, garden centre or cafe can give your spirits a huge boost and getting to choose things in a supermarket rather than relying on others can be surprisingly enjoyable! My parents once took a neighbour to visit the lady who raised her, it was a pain to do as it was a long drive but the way the 2 ladies faces lit up when they saw each other is something my parents won't forget. Years ago we also took a very distant relative out of the nursing home he was living in for a drive and an Icecream, he smiled the entire time, anyone would of thought we had taken him on a round the world trip!

My wish is for people to help someone experience the joys of the outside world again.

Garden
Picture of my first time in our garden for years






I would love to hear or see pictures if you take part with any of my wishes and will read them on my birthday (21/12). My contact details are my30wishes@hotmail.com and Vikki C/O Post Pals, PO Box 278, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23 4WN, England. Thank you

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Wish 21- Invite someone with special needs to a party

Growing up I had a very good friend with Cerebral Palsy (caused both physical and learning disability) and Epilepsy. When it came to sending invitations to my 6th birthday party naturally I invited my friend. I don't remember inviting her as it wasn't a big deal but her Mum still remembers to this day opening her daughters school bag and finding her first ever invitation to a party from a child who wasn't in the special needs unit.

Sadly it seems common that children with special needs and/or their family don't get invited to parties. I remember the heartbreak of a girl I know when every single member of the class was invited to a party except for her, just because she uses a wheelchair. I would like to think this is rare but it's not.

My wish is for people to consider inviting someone with special needs to a party your organising. Be it a children's party or a get together BBQ.

For the first party my friend came to her Mum stayed and as our parents became friends we learnt to make tiny adaptions to make enjoying the party without her Mum possible, for example I went to a water park for my 9th birthday and my Nan came along to stay in the shallow water with my friend while the other adults took us on big slides and we frequently returned to the shallows. Adaptions might be simply letting the child have use of another room to chill out in if things become too much or making sure the venue has wheelchair access.

If there is a child in your child's class and your not sure if or how they could manage the party then just talk to their parent. Often people get so worried about offending someone or saying the wrong thing so they ignore the family or situation.

As for my friend and I? She came over for my 28th birthday and we ate cake and chatted together :)

Connor enjoying the limbo game at a party I organised, the fact he uses a wheelchair makes no difference
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Stevie also enjoying the party, his parents said they rarely get invited to events as Stevie has Autism.

Stevie



I would love to hear or see pictures if you take part with any of my wishes and will read them on my birthday (21/12). My contact details are my30wishes@hotmail.com and Vikki C/O Post Pals, PO Box 278, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23 4WN, England. Thank you

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Wish 20- Make/sew/knit/crochet a blanket for someone who is bedbound


Life is hard when your in bed either all or the majority of the time, and smiles can be few and far between. One comforting thing though is to have a nice blanket or quilt to curl up with or have on your bed. I remember the first blanket I was given by a little group when I became bedbound and the comfort it brought, when I was isolated from the world I just had to look or feel it to know someone cares.

I would love for everyone who is to receive a blanket of some sort but will start by aiming for 30! If your able to make and send one please drop me a line on my30wishes@hotmail.com and I will match you up with someone desperately in need of some comfort.

Thank you





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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Wish 19- Run the London Marathon


My wish is to run the London Marathon. Obviously this is outside my limits, 26 steps is a dream let alone miles but I do have a place in the London Marathon for 2015! My Mum laughed when I opened the acceptance pack to find a training schedule! I applied not realising normally you can't transfer them but here's to hoping they will be understanding and let someone be my legs for me.

Anyone up for it?



I would love to hear or see pictures if you take part with any of my wishes and will read them on my birthday (21/12). My contact details are my30wishes@hotmail.com and Vikki C/O Post Pals, PO Box 278, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23 4WN, England. Thank you

Monday, 1 September 2014

Wish 18- Dottie's cards

Hello from Dottie and I!

Dottie selfie

Dottie is one very special Dalmatian, she's part of the charity Post Pals and goes on lots and lots of adventures, she writes about these adventures and sends letters with stories and pictures to very poorly children. All the children also adopt one of Dottie's litter mates (she has lots of brothers and sisters) and they have adventures with their littermate.

This is William who has been waiting (and still is) for a new heart for the majority of his life, his Mum found him covered in her lipstick and when asked what he was doing he said 'I want to be like Dottie'!

William

Dottie has lots of adventures and goes everywhere with the children, it's not uncommon for one to have a tube added or even have scans and X-rays when a child has theirs.
Aled

X-ray


The Dottie scheme is expensive to run, especially as it's a small charity but Dottie has posed for some calendars and Christmas cards this year. My wish is to find some people to order a calendar or pack of cards. Every single penny raised will be used for Dottie to send more letters or to provide a 'litter mate' for a new child.

Dottie

Dottie

Dottie


You can read more about Dottie here and order a calendar or pack of Christmas cards from here




I would love to hear or see pictures if you take part with any of my wishes and will read them on my birthday (21/12). My contact details are my30wishes@hotmail.com and Vikki C/O Post Pals, PO Box 278, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23 4WN, England. Thank you