Ginger Snaps - The blog of Jayne Hawkins

Go Sober!

Right, all this toxic medicine has clearly affected me more than I ever thought possible and as a result I appear to have gone off the old vino! So I have decided to make something good come out of this disastrous occurrence and go on the wagon for October to raise some money for Macmillan Cancer.

Go Sober for October!

I would really appreciate it if you would kindly donate the price of a bottle of wine or the cost of a drink or two to this fantastic cause!

Leo's perspective

04 Jul 2014

My Mam was very brave during chemotherapy because she dealt with it with not many problems. I slept at my Grandma and Grandpas house the night before Mam had her surgery.  At school the next day when Mam was having her surgery I felt a little bit nervous in case she had any problems.  I wasn’t worried anymore when Dad texted Grandma and Grandpa to tell us Mam was OK. 

That night I went to visit Mam in hospital.  I expected Mam would be fine.  I took Mam a card and some Haribo sweets.  Mam had a funny bag that had some bottles in that were attached to her draining fluid out.  The nurses in the operating theatre gave my Mam some surgeon’s hats which was brilliant!  Mam came home the next day and I was really pleased. 

A little while later Mam went for radiotherapy.  She got some tattoos that would help line her up with the machine that was going to zap her.  I wanted her to get tattoos of Kobe Bryant and Shamu the killer whale but she just got little dots.  At the end I went to see where mam had had radiotherapy.  I thought Mam would whizz through a machine and be zapped by a laser gun so I was a bit surprised to see the big machine. 

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Mams hair is growing back now, it is short and soft and a blondy colour.  Now I feel really happy that Mam is getting better.  


Leo Hawkins

(Aged nearly 10)

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