Very excited to tell you that Amelia and her family (that is Scott, Tom and I) have been invited to the Disability Care launch in Geelong next month. As Scott said "free food"!!!!!!!
In case you are new here or have been living in Iceland, the link below takes you to the Disability Care website that Amelia has featured in. Michael from her class is also in it. Press the link for the commercial to see Amelia. She is the gorgeous one in the pink top talking about getting a new wheelchair!
Apologies for the bombardment on Facebook and my entries here recently.
(cannot imagine how many people have limited their views of my updates!)
I need to get a lot of it off my mind. The excitement in recent weeks has been HUGE and as well as clearing my mind, it is also exciting to inform all of you.
I feel there has also been a major "shift" in the reason for Amelia's Project recently.
As I see some people move on from the group and others arrive, I AM STILL HERE.
Amelia is still here and Amelia still has Ataxia Telengiectasia.
Many of YOU are still here.
But with the commercial things have changed.
I can feel a change still happening in my bones (or maybe it is just me!).
Watch this space....
Finally I would like to show you an extract (that is writers talk, because I am now a writer! - sarcasm pun INTENDED) from my up and coming best seller called "An Amazing Life".
The baby’s heart rate began to rise. The Doctors and nurses approach anxiously looking at the monitors attached to me. They began talking amongst themselves and start using the phone in the room. They need to get it out NOW they said. Caesarean or cut you. Which way do YOU choose? “Get it out now, cut me” I answered naively.
The scissors, vacuum and forceps are used to get our baby out. At 10.33pm, on Wednesday 4th June 2003, the baby was born. Our baby. It is a girl. A very white, messy little girl. She is beautiful. I faint.
When I open my eyes again, I am handed what will be the most precious thing I will ever have. The baby does not cry. She does not make a sound. But her eyes are open wide. Very wide. She is staring at me as I try to absorb all of her beauty. As doctors, nurses and my parents move around the room talking and working, I hear nothing.
“What is her name?” someone asks. Scott and I look at each other and nod our heads. “Amelia Grace” Scott answers. And so begins Amelia’s life with us.
Little did I know, at the time, how much this child would shape and define the person that I would become. This child would change my beliefs, values and perception on life. Little did I know, this child was given to us as a precious gift and would personally reach out to so many people.