All of those who have shared this post,
All of those who have sent their love and support,
All of those who have donated to this page-
Dear Sam, Renee & Genevieve,
Dear all of you,
I don’t think there is anything I can write which can truly convey how grateful I am for what you have done.
I am a very quiet struggler. I do not ask for help.
I am a terrible receiver. I genuinely cannot let a friend buy me lunch, or receive a birthday present without feeling -guilt? Embarrassment? -no.
I am not sure how to describe the feeling. The closest I can come up with is Unworthy.
I was very reluctant to grant permission to have the Give-a-Little page put online. I have been actively avoiding anything to do with it- purely out of my inability to, and stubbornness in, accepting help.
When Isla told me how it was going today, I broke down.
I am so thoroughly blown away by the response. I am utterly, totally overwhelmed. This is by far and away the kindest, the most generous gift you could have given me and my family.
Thank you just doesn’t cut it.
It’s not just the money- it is the support. The offers of ongoing support that we have received are incredible, both in sheer quantity and in the level of the support they offer. This level of support means the world to us. It means the world to me because I know now how unable I will be to help Isla after each round of chemo, as treatment progresses, as illness progresses- and that has been a great weight.
The gift you have given me is simply beyond measure. It has left me reeling, elated and hopeful.
You have, in your part, provided every opportunity I could have asked for to overcome this illness.
But beyond this, you have provided for me certainty, that if I can’t, my family will be okay.
There is nothing I can say, write or express to you that can convey how that feels.
You have truly made a difference and I will be forever indebted to you for that.