Firstly, thank you.
Actually - just thank you.
Thank you for all of your ideas and your willingness to help a mostly perfect stranger out with the cost of her daughter’s growth hormone.
Thank you for all of the good thoughts, positive vibes, prayers and hopes that something good would come our way.
Thank you to the friend who wanted nothing for her birthday but to buy Ivy a week’s worth of HGH and for her sister who wanted to help too,
for the nurse in far Queensland, who is upset with the flaws in the system
and the anonymous person who slipped $150 into my account without so much as a word,
my sister in law and our fairy godparents who keep flicking us food cards at exactly when we are at the very end of our budget
and couldn’t come at a better time.
Thank you to all of you who wouldn’t take no for an answer.
There is now a PayPal account floating around, for which I have no words. (Thank you Trish and Fiona)
I am truly appreciative
and a little overwhelmed.
I’m grateful that the endocrinologist is fighting and also that Ivy’s no-longer-new doctor, paed and (no)pain doctor are behind us 100%.
I honestly feel as though Ivy is cared for.
Thank you to the friend who told a kind journalist about our fight
and for that journalist who ran Ivy’s story on the front page of the newspaper.
For our friend in the hospital human relations team
and for the television reporter, who filmed the girl and I after we had just finished having a bone density scan – the final need for the endocrinologist to appeal.
Thank you for everyone who shared, tweeted and for those who were angry for Ivy and I.
Those stories and reactions prompted a personal response from our local member, with assurances that the matter was now at the top of the list for consideration with the Department of Health.
What can I say?
For every piece of negativity that you hear about the media (traditional, social or otherwise),
there is so much good that is accomplished
and because of it I am very hopeful that we may have a positive outcome soon.
I will never, ever be able to repay all of the kindness that everyone has shown me
but I will definitely give it my best shot
and Ivy will know that people everywhere helped her to grow.