This Week’s Blog.

Step Up.

Yesterday I posted about my frustration about seeing an elderly lady who is a wheelchair user, having to go out onto the road as a business’s blackboard was blocking the pavement.

I regularly vocalise things I feel aren’t right or fair (unless you’ve been in a coma, you might have noticed from my posts🀦).

So rather than just be a keyboard warrior, I contacted the Business with the board causing the obstruction, explained what had happened and asked them politely to move it. They responded apologetically and agreed to move it immediately. πŸ₯°

We ALL have the opportunity to step up and do little things that can make positive changes. We all have different skills, opportunities and outlets to be able to do this, but we all can, if we put a little thought into it.

To me, that’s what ‘we’re in this together’ Actually means and I truly hope that as a society we invest our focus, time and effort into consciously supporting each other in whatever little ways that is. 🌍❀️✊🌈

You may have also noticed from following this page that I put my personal support behind community group www.joinourboys.org that supports 3 local brothers Archie age 14, George and Isaac age 10.

Until I started becoming more active in doing that I didn’t know the family, now I do and that makes me want to do absolutely anything I possibly can to offer my support to this family.

All three boys have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, they have a considerably shorter life expectancy that most boys and every day their needs change as their condition worsens.

They are all wheelchair users and their home is not suitable for them right now, let alone in the future. They need a new home, a new home that will cost €400k. Raising this is no mean feat. It’ll take being working together to do this.

The final thing you may have noticed about me is, I refuse to accept important things cannot be done – there is always a way.

So I decided to put my effort and energy into raising funds for www.joinourboys.org and also educating people about disabilities at the same time, in a way that it easy to connect with and doesn’t preach (I acknowledge I can be preachy at times πŸ™‹πŸ€¦πŸ™„)

With the support of people in my community who have offered their time and skills for free, and the willingness to be involved of the families of children with disabilities, who appear in the book, we are stepping up, we are in this together βœŠπŸ’•πŸ“–πŸ’―

Below is the result. ‘United We Play’. Page 1.

It is due to launch very soon and I really want to to get the word out there, asking everyone who is able to ‘step up’ and buy a copy (or ten please – they’ll make a lovely gift in more ways than one πŸ’πŸŽπŸ‘).

Watch this space and please share. πŸ₯°πŸ˜πŸŒžπŸ’–πŸ™Œ

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