I would like to dedicate this post to my online friend Sally Tonkin who is hiking 24 peaks, in the Lake District, in 24 hours for the National Autistic Society. After her son was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome Sally has become aware of how much autism can affect peoples lives and their families. So, she is going to do something crazy to raise awareness and some money to support the National Autistic Society and I’m definitely following her journey.
It takes a lot of courage and determination to commit to a fundraising event. For Sally, there have already been early morning runs in crazy hats, funny outfits and countless days of practice. One day I would love to find the courage to raise money for people in need. Sally has inspired me and given me hope that in the future I can do a sponsored walk or run.
I know that a lot of my followers here are living on the autism spectrum or know of someone with autism, so if you guys have the time I would be very grateful if you could check out Sally’s Justgiving page and follow her journey with me. I will post links below.
Text TONK48 £1 to 70070.
Justgiving – http://www.justgiving.com/SallyTonkin24peaksin24hours
Twitter – @SallyTonkin1
Tonight I would like to raise awareness for Mesothelioma. Today, 26th September is Mesothelioma Awareness Day.
A lovely lady named Heather Von St. James made contact with me today. Heather is an amazing woman. Seven years ago she was diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a rare and deadly cancer. She was also told she would have only 15 months left to live. Yet Heather is still alive and breathing seven years later. A Mesothelioma survivor.
Now I really admire this woman and would love to help her raise awareness for this cancer. Not knowing much about Mesothelioma myself I browsed through the website where you can contact Heather personally (will leave links at the bottom of post). So let me tell you all a bit about Mesothelioma.
- Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.
- Every year 3,000 people are diagnosed with this cancer and on average are given only 10 months to live. That’s only 300 days and 7,200 hours.
- Asbestos fibers are invisible to the naked eye and can still be found in many homes, schools, and commercial or industrial buildings.
- No amount of exposure to asbestos is safe.
I would love it if all of my followers could help Heather out and share this post and raise awareness too for her and the others that may be suffering. Please spread the word as best as you can! Thank you for viewing guys and remember please share this post! 🙂
Thanks for passing by! I have been following Bryan Thomas on Instagram for a while now and have been amazed & heart broken at the same time from the story I see in his pictures.
As you can see I have posted some of his pictures whilst he is stopping by in Tondo, Manila. He doesn’t just stop here he travels to various other places to spend time with the families & try to help as much as possible. If you follow his footsteps on his travels via the sites I have linked below you can see loads more! So..I am hoping you guys can help me spread awareness & re-post this! I know I am not the only one that would love to see changes in the world especially with poverty stricken countries. I believe even by just sharing these pictures to as many eyes that can see will make a small change. I feel that once you see how different our worlds are apart we can start thinking more wisely about money & how easy we have it.
You see….many people see soldiers fighting a war as the heroic men of the world. Well I don’t. I see these kids that are hungry, covered in filth, ragged clothing as heroic. They are unable to have much pride in their life yet you still see the boy smiling! He still manages to find humor and it really makes me realise how much I take for granted. Those that suffer daily are brave & have more courage than many of us put together! My heart goes out to all those out there..
So if you guys have some time..It only takes a moment to share this post to Facebook, WordPress or anywhere else you can just to raise some awareness of how tough it can be. It could be any one of us one day, or our future generation. We would want the same so come on guys help me out here! 😀 I will be posting a few links below to find more images & feedback on Bryan’s journey. Please follow him on the links below too 🙂
Thank you all for reading this. Appreciated! All Pictures are owned by Bryan Thomas.
BRYAN THOMAS – LINKS BELOW..