I see you walking into the blood bank sometimes.
You look just like a regular person but I know you are in disguise.
Unassuming on the outside, you are really a super hero.
A person who saves lives.
You saved my life, you know.
You saved my family.
Mostly you gave my daughter a second chance.
How can I tell you what that means to me?
My girl, Ivy, has an immune deficiency which means she can’t mount a response to infection, so a simple cold easily becomes life threatening.
She spent almost half of last year in hospital.
My family was torn apart – we had to juggle work and hospital and six other children between us.
It’s been a struggle.
Here’s where you come in;
because of your kind, selfless act, Ivy can have an infusion of antibodies, taken from blood.
This allows her to have a better life and she’s happy, so happy.
She’s like a different child.
Last year all she wanted to do was sleep, now she wants to dance, sing, draw and play
and she started preschool and now school.
Her life is less about hospital and more about living.
That’s an amazing gift you have given her,
one that I will always be grateful for.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart
from Ivy’s Mum.